Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the dirt lot south of Laytonville Auto Parts to a domestic dispute the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Upon arrival, the deputies contacted the reporting party, an adult female. She told them that her husband of five years, Brian Trivett, age 40, of Laytonville had grown increasingly angry that day and had been attempting to provoke her into a physical confrontation all morning.

Deputies learned Trivett had kicked the doors to the residence in. The woman expressed concern for her safety and asked for an emergency protective order. A judge was contacted and the protective order was authorized.

Trivett stated he was preparing to leave the house in his wife’s car when she left without telling him. Trivett stated he had his luggage with his clothing in the rear of the car and asked if he could retrieve it.

When the deputy reached into the trunk to remove the items, he discovered two suit cases containing approximately nine pounds of dried marijuana bud.

Trivett made statements at the scene indicating he intended to sell the marijuana to a marijuana cooperative. He was arrested for possession and transportation of marijuana for sale and transported to the Mendocino County jail without incident.

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