Rosalinda San Martin, 78, the owner of Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club on Highway 108 in Jamestown, turned herself in on Tuesday to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office.
San Martin was released Tuesday evening.
San Martin was charged with keeping a place to sell narcotics, renting a place for the storage or sale of a controlled substance, transport or sale of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation and sale of a narcotic controlled substance, possess or purchase a cocaine base for sale, and misdemeanor charges permitting soliciting alcohol.
San Martin surrendered at 9:20 a.m. this morning.
Tuolumne County Deputy District Attorney Cassandra Jenecke said she was contacted on Friday by a representative of the law office of Vittoria Bossi in the Stockton regarding San Martin’s case.
“She was aware she had a warrant and wanted to turn herself in and wanted to get it on calendar,” Jenecke said.
The representative was making in inquiry as to whether there were “other alternatives to turning herself in, and I said the answer was no,” Jenecke said.
Jenecke said she recommended that San Martin turn herself into the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office in order to log her case into the court calendar and notified the office that her daughter, Marlinda Beth Russo, and a group of other suspects arrested at Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club would be arraigned on Wednesday.
Jenecke said she had not received the booking information for San Martin and was not sure what date her arraignment would be set. If she bailed out of custody within the next day, she said, the arraignment would likely be scheduled within a few weeks.
Pippin said as of Tuesday afternoon San Martin had not been interviewed by deputies as a part of the Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club investigation. She had not offered any information as to her whereabouts over the past month, he said.
San Martin had been wanted by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office since a March 1 raid on the nightclub and hotel property by Tuolumne Narcotics Team agents, Tuolumne County SWAT deputies, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control officers, and Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office detectives and patrol units investigating alleged drug sales and prostitution.
San Martin was originally identified as being wanted on felony charges of maintaining a drug house.
San Martin could face additional charges of allowing a place to be used for the distribution of a controlled substance, offering to sell or furnish LSD, possession of LSD for sale, and drug charges involving methamphetamine.
An arrest warrant has also been issued for a woman named Gina Chiodo for misdemeanor charges soliciting or agreeing to a prostitution act, Jenecke said.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person by the name of Nathan Keith on multiple drug charges associated with the Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club raid, Pippin said.
Keith is wanted on felony charges operating a drug house, renting a place for the storage or sale of control substance, sale or transportation of a controlled substance and possession of drugs for sale.
Court proceedings will be held in Tuolumne County Superior Court on Wednesday for multiple suspects arrested at Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club during the March 1 raid.
Richard Lewis Bennett, 53, of Jamestown, will be arraigned on two felony charges, offering to sell or furnish methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine for sale.
Jamie Christine Wilcox, 41, of Jamestown, has pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of LSD, allowing a person to solicit or beg for an alcoholic beverage, and being in a place where controlled substances are sold or used and is scheduled to be arraigned on a felony bench warrant for an unrelated case where she is accused of bringing drugs into jail.
Briana Gallegos, 21, will also be arraigned on the misdemeanor charge of being in a place where controlled substances are used, Jenecke said.
Marlinda Beth Russo, 47, of Manteca, Sabrina Carol Wood, 27, of Jamestown, and Raymond Jeffrey Bowman, 55, of Jamestown, were also scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon for the arraignment hearings before Judge James A. Boscoe after a $30,000 warrant was issued for Bowman on Friday for failing to appear at a scheduled hearing.