A well-known former Sacramento-area real estate company principal was arrested on suspicion of possession for sale of a controlled substance and violation of probation.
Julie Wherry, Sacramento County Probation Department Division Chief, said probation officers went to Michael Lyon's home Wednesday morning because he had missed a scheduled visit with the probation department. Officers searched Lyon's home and subsequently arrested him on the aforementioned allegations.
Lyon, 58, is the former president of Lyon Real Estate. He stepped down in 2010 after being arrested on accusations that he secretly videotaped relatives and others in his homes. In 2011, Lyon pleaded guilty to four counts of felony electronic eavesdropping. He served jail time and home detention and received four years probation.