Coalinga Police Department · 270 N. Sixth Street · Coalinga, CA 93210-1908 · (559) 935-2313 · Fax: (559) 935-1756
Calvin D. Minor
Chief of Police
For Immediate Release:
Date: October 8, 2021
Prepared By/Contact Person: Lt. Darren Blevins


On October 3, 2021 officers from the Coalinga Police Department executed a search
warrant in the 28000 block of Jayne Avenue. On officers arrival they followed a vehicle
down the dirt driveway and made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle
who were identified as 45 year old Bakersfield resident Larry Cullins and 43 year old
Bakersfield resident Carol Bryant and detained them outside. Officers then approached
the home and contacted the resident who was identified as 54 year old Coalinga
resident Ty Johnson. Johnson was detained and a search of the home and property
was conducted for any additional people or contraband.
As officers were checking the trailers on the property, they located 48 year old Coalinga
Resident Christine Turpin inside one of them Turpin was detained and moved to the
front house with the rest of the subjects. The search of the home and property was
conducted. Officers located a methamphetamine approximately 58 marijuana plants,
equipment to make Hashish oil and narcotic paraphernalia.
The marijuana plants were dug up, destroyed and later disposed of. The equipment for
cultivating the marijuana and to produce the Hashish oil was confiscated and taken to
the police department.
Johnson was arrested for possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of a
controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sales; plant/cultivate
marijuana/hashish and possession of a firearm by a felon or narcotic user.
Turpin, Cullins and Bryant were arrested for possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
Cullins had an additional charge of driving on a suspended drivers license.
Ty Johnson Larry Cullins
Christine Turpin Carol Bryant
Subjects shown above are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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