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On 12-05-16 at about 1545 hours a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Herrick Avenue and Elk River Road in Eureka. During the traffic stop the deputy could see what he believed to be a one pound package of processed marijuana bud on the passenger side floor board. A search of the area revealed another package containing 380 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 616 grams of packaged marijuana bud, 50 clear glass pipes commonly used for smoking methamphetamine and additional packaging material.
Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force responded to assist in the investigation. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as 42 year old Christopher Stacy. He was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant was obtained for Mr. Stacy’s residence in the 6100 block of Humboldt Hill Road. When agents arrived at the residence two additional persons were located and identified as 38 year old Brandy Cyphers and 55 year old Richard Taylor.
Inside the residence, Agents located 4,498 grams of packaged marijuana for sales, 22 grams of concentrated cannabis packaged for sales, 114 1mg Lorazepam pills packaged for sales, 1 gram of heroin, over 400 clear glass pipes commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, digital scales and packaging materials. In addition Agents seized $4,900.00 in U.S. Currency subject to asset forfeiture.
Brandy was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale and maintaining a residence for the purposes of distributing a controlled substance. Richard was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
This investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.
Lieutenant Bryan Quenell
Humboldt County Drug Task Force Commander