On June 25, 2023, at about 7:20 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of Highway 299 and Acorn Lane conducted a vehicle investigation on an occupied vehicle with expired registration parked in a pull out along the highway.
The deputy contacted the driver of the vehicle, 52-year-old Vonda Joyce Liles. While speaking with Liles, the deputy observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle in plain view. The deputy detained Liles and a search of the vehicle was initiated.
While searching the vehicle, deputies located over 2 grams of suspected fentanyl, over 1 gram of methamphetamine, approximately 0.46 grams of heroin, various drug paraphernalia, bear mace and a driver’s license that had been reported stolen in a recent vehicle burglary.
Liles was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of felon in possession of tear gas (PC 22810(a)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11350), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364) and possession of stolen property (PC 496(a)).
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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Vonda Joyce Liles Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility