On August 14th, 2023, Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on Stephen Wayne OWENS (44 years old from Eureka). HCDTF Agents observed OWENS travel from Humboldt County to Modesto, California. Upon OWENS return to Humboldt County, Agents conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle. HCSO Deputy Mckenzie and his K9 partner Rex conducted an “open air sniff” on the vehicle. K9 Rex alerted to the vehicle indicating drugs were present.
Inside the vehicle, Agents located OWENS and his significant other, Cassandra GRAHAM. Agents also located two pounds of methamphetamine in the backseat of the vehicle.
Stephen Wayne OWENS was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where correctional staff discovered he had 3.5 grams of methamphetamine concealed on his person. OWENS was booked on the following charges:
HS11378- Possession of a Controlled Substance
HS11379(A)- Transportation of a Controlled Substance
HS11379(B)- Transportation of a controlled substance through noncontiguous counties
PC4573.6- Possession of drugs where prisoners are held
Cassandra GRAHAM was released on scene but will be charged with PC182- conspiracy to commit a crime.
Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976.