On May 11, 2022, at about 2:06 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Myrtletown area, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by a known wanted felony warrant suspect.
Deputies contacted the driver, 27-year-old Damon Wade Rogers, and took him into custody without incident for his warrants. A male passenger was also detained. During a search of Rogers and his vehicle incident to arrest, deputies located approximately two grams of fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and items consistent with the sale of controlled substances. Deputies also located property stolen during a burglary of a Eureka home.
Rogers was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)) possession of a narcotic controlled substance (HS 11350), transportation/sale of a controlled substance (HS 11352(a)), possession of a controlled substance for sales (HS 11351) and possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364), in addition to warrant charges of possession of a narcotic controlled substance (HS 11350(a)), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)), possession of cannabis (HS 11357(B)(2)), felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)(1), person prohibited in possession of ammunition (PC 30305(a)), possession of a billy club (PC 22210), possession of a switch blade knife (PC 21510), inflicting corporal injury on a spouse (PC 273.5(a)), prior felony conviction (PC 1203(e)(4)) and prior serious felony conviction enhancement (PC 667(b)-(i)).
The passenger was released at the scene.
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.
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Damon Wade Rogers Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility