On 2/9/15 at about 10:30 a.m., Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit and Agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at Rainbow Mini Storage Units, near the intersection of Hwy 101 and Indianola Road, Eureka. Upon searching the small 10’ x 15’ mini storage, Deputies found the storage unit filled from floor to ceiling with contractor size garbage bags and several orange plastic 55 gallon sealable barrels. The bags and barrels contained 535 pounds of processed Marijuana buds. The processed bulk marijuana was packaged in both (1) one lbs plastic bags and bulk size plastic storage bags.
This case is under investigation and no arrests have been made at this time. The West Coast street value of the marijuana found is approximately $535,000 dollars. The East Coast value of the seized marijuana could have yielded approximately 1.8 millions dollars.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Mike Downey, Sheriff