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On 08-29-2016, Sheriff’s Deputies were following up on the activity of Peter Blizzard and Jacob Silverman prior to their arrests. During their investigation, Deputies learned that both subjects rented a room at a motel located in the 900 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville. Deputies were also alerted that several people had attempted to access this room while Blizzard and Silverman were in custody. The Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) was notified and a search warrant for the room was obtained. During the search of the room, HCDTF agents located approximately 68.5 grams of suspected heroin along with $6,380 in cash. Additional charges of possession of a controlled substance for sales were added to Blizzard’s and Silverman’s booking. Both subjects are currently held at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where their bail has been set at $125,000.
On August 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, with the assistance of Humboldt County Drug Task Force, conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 400 block of Maple Lane, Garberville.
Deputies contacted the driver of the vehicle, Peter Blizzard (age 39), and front passenger, Jacob Silverman (age 40). When speaking to Blizzard and Silverman, Deputies could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from within the vehicle. Silverman made several furtive movements with his hands and was reaching for the center console area. It was later discovered that Silverman was attempting to conceal a large stack of currency. Silverman, who was wearing a wig, in what was believed to be an attempt to disguise his appearance, provided false identification to the Deputies. Silverman was subsequently placed under arrest.
The vehicle was searched and approximately eight (8) pounds of processed marijuana was seized. Deputies also located $8,288 inside the vehicle which will be held for possible asset forfeiture.
Both subjects were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Blizzard was booked for possession of marijuana for sales, transportation of marijuana, and probation violation. Silverman was booked for possession of marijuana for sales, transportation of marijuana, providing false identification to a peace officer, and felony warrants issued from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. Silverman will be extradited to Mendocino County at a later date.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.