On March 9, 2020, at about 12:46 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol on State Highway 169 in the Weitchpec area conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.
Deputies contacted two males inside the vehicle and learned that both men were on probation with a search clause.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies located approximately 5 ounces of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and items consistent with the sale of controlled substances.
The driver of the vehicle, 54-year-old Jeffrey Allan Harper, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sales (HS 11378), driving with a suspended license (VC 14601(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)).
The passenger was cited for an out of county warrant and released.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707- 268-2539.