On Nov. 9, 2021, at about 11:28 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Redway area conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation on the 50 block of Briceland Road.
During the traffic stop, deputies learned that the driver of the vehicle, 47-year-old Robert James Anderson, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Additionally, deputies observed a large bag of cannabis inside the vehicle in plain view. Deputies initiated a search of the vehicle, locating a loaded firearm and approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine.
Anderson was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of convicted felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(A)), person prohibited in possession of ammunition (PC 30305(A)), possession of a controlled substance while armed (HS 11370.1(a)), carrying a loaded firearm in a public place (PC 25850(a)) and possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(A)), in addition to warrant charges of possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(A)) and possession of Nitrous Oxide (PC 381B).
Anyone with information about 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.
Robert James Anderson Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility