On April 1, 2023, at about 12:40 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Garden Lane in Bayside to investigate suspicious activity associated with a residence.
During their investigation, deputies learned that one individual associated with the residence, 42-year-old Ryan Michael Doucet, was on formal probation with a search clause. Deputies contacted Doucet, 30-year-old Kathleen Renee Ellis, and a young juvenile at the residence. During a search of the residence pursuant to the terms of Doucet’s probation, deputies located approximately 2 ounces of powdered fentanyl, over 15 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and items consistent with the sale of controlled substances. These substances were found to be unsecured and accessible to the juvenile at the residence.
Deputies also located a box truck parked on the property associated with Doucet. Inside the truck, deputies located over 5.9 ounces of fentanyl, multiple firearms, ammunition, suppressors, body armor, bomb making materials and multiple improvised explosive devices. The Sheriff’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team responded and rendered the devices safe.
Doucet was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of child endangerment (PC 273a(a)), possession of a controlled substance for sales (HS 11351), felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)(1)), person prohibited in possession of ammunition (PC 30305(a)), possession of an assault weapon (PC 30506), possession of a destructive device (PC 18710), manufacturing a destructive device without a permit (PC 18720) and possession of a firearm silencer (PC 33410).
Ellis was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of child endangerment (PC 273a(a)) and possession of a controlled substance (HS 11350).
The juvenile was placed in safe custody.
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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Ryan Michael Doucet Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility
Kathleen Renee Ellis Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility
Guns, drugs, ammunition and bomb making materials recovered during the search warrant