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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. 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