On Nov. 29, 2022, at about 4:59 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area observed a vehicle associated with a felony warrant suspect.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of School Road and Washington Avenue, and contacted three individuals inside. One of the passengers of the vehicle was confirmed to be the felony warrant suspect, 24-year-old Andrew James Lamberson Jr. During a search of Lamberson and the vehicle incident to arrest, deputies located over 8 grams of methamphetamine and a high-capacity magazine containing live rounds of ammunition.
A second passenger of the vehicle, 35-year-old Amanda Michele Brown, was also found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Brown was cited and released for her warrant.
The driver of the vehicle was released at the scene.
Lamberson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of prohibited person in possession of ammunition (PC 30305(a)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)), in addition to warrant charges of Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) Revocation (PC 3455(a)), driving under the influence of alcohol (VC 23152(a) & 23152(b)), driving with a blood alcohol level .15 or over (VC 23578), driving privilege suspended/revoked (VC 14601.5(a)) and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol (VC 23152(g)).
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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Andrew James Lamberson Jr. Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility