Jun 10, 2016

First a U haul full of heroin and meth; 7 months later busted again with meth, cocaine, pills and weed

Today's press release:

On June 9th, 2016 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshal Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a motel located in the 900 block of Redwood Drive in the town of Garberville.
     The search warrant was the result of an investigation into the sales of narcotics.  When the agents served the warrant they located two individuals inside the motel room, 44 year old Jason Eugene Rice and 33 year old Xenia Mitchell Reilly.
      In addition to the persons located agents found the following suspected narcotics:  229.2 grams of heroin, 11 grams of cocaine, 10.8 grams of methamphetamine, 3.5 grams psilocybin mushrooms, 15 Hydrocodone pills, 43 Oxycodone pills, 7 Diazepam pills, 3 Alprazolam pills, 5 ecstasy pills, 446 grams of concentrated cannabis (BHO), 28 pounds of processed marijuana buds and a butane honey oil lab.
     Agents also located a handgun, shotgun, scales, packaging material and other indications the narcotics were possessed for the purposes of sales.  $7.817.00 in U.S. currency was seized as suspected proceeds from narcotics sales.
     Jason and Xenia were arrested and booked for criminal conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a narcotic, possession of a narcotic for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of concentrated cannabis, maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing narcotics, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and felon in possession of ammunition.   

Previous press release:

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at about 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a U-Haul truck near the 900 block of Redwood Dr. in Garberville. The U-Haul truck was observed traveling southbound in the northbound traffic lane and did not have headlights on.
Deputies along with Officer’s from the California Highway Patrol, contacted three subjects. When deputies approached the truck they could smell a strong odor of marijuana emanating from it. The marijuana odor was stronger near the rear cargo door of the truck. Deputies contacted the driver of the vehicle, Jason Hartman age 44, and Hartman stated he thought there was furniture in the cargo area and he did not have a key to it because he did not load the truck. Deputies were then alerted by an anonymous citizen who stated that a passenger of the U-Haul had fled while the Deputy made his initial approach on the traffic stop. The Deputy’s view was obstructed and did not see the passenger flee. The citizen advised the Deputy that he recognized the passenger who fled as one of the fugitives listed on the Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster. Deputies were able to locate the passenger who fled,  Jason Eugene Rice age 44, who was seen walking away from a nearby business. Rice was subsequently arrested for felony warrants. Rice was found him to be in possession of marijuana and approximately 43.3 grams of suspected heroin. The second passenger had a cite and release warrant. He was cited and released from the scene.

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