On Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at about 3:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a physical fight between a man and a woman at a residence on the 40500 block of Hwy 299, Willow Creek. It was reported that one of the subjects had a baseball bat.
Deputies arrived on scene and requested entrance to the house to check on those reported fighting. The subject who answered the door, arrestee Alexander James Fugini-Laws, age 24, of Willow Creek, refused deputies entrance to the residence. Deputies explained they were only there to check on the report of a physical fight and not there for the marijuana garden that was visible from the road. Fugini-Laws refused and stated deputies were not allowed entrance without a search warrant.
Deputies contacted the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and a search warrant was issued by the Humboldt County Superior Court. They contacted the individuals fighting and determined it was a verbal altercation only. Located on the property was 338 growing marijuana plants, 330 drying marijuana, and packaging materials.
Alexander James Fugini-Laws was arrested for HS11358 – Plant/Cultivate/Harvest Marijuana, and HS11359 – Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Fugini-Laws was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked on the above charges. His bail was set at $75,000.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.