Office of the District Attorney - Stacey Eads, District Attorney
On November 17, 2023, a Humboldt County jury convicted a Bayside man, 43-year-old Ryan Michael Doucet, of multiple felony crimes including child endangerment, possession of fentanyl with intent to sell, as well as possession of destructive devices and materials to make destructive devices.
After the District Attorney presented their evidence during the trial, Doucet pled guilty to additional crimes including possession of assault weapons for sale, being a felon in possession of firearms and for possessing high-capacity magazines.
Deputy District Attorney Ian Harris prosecuted the case. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, led by Deputies Johnathan Waxler, Brian Buihner and Luke Mathieson. Doucet was represented by local attorney Michael Acosta.
Doucet, who faces up to 14 years 8 months in prison for his crimes, is scheduled for sentencing on December 7 by the Honorable Steven M. Steward, who presided over the trial.