On Thursday, October 29, 2015 at about 6:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a large pile of marijuana located over an embankment on Hwy 36, McClellan Mountain. The California Highway Patrol were on scene to investigate a hit and run incident and during the course of their investigation CHP Officers noticed the marijuana.
Deputies arrived on scene and initially locate about 300 lbs. of freshly harvested marijuana. As deputies were leaving the scene they noticed a tow truck pulling a tan Chevrolet truck from over the embankment near their location. The vehicle had fresh body damage and marijuana in the bed of the truck similar to the marijuana located on the embankment. Arrestee George Preston Daniels, age 50, was spotted in the brush by officers. Deputies knew that Daniels was on parole from prior contacts. Deputies also located a loaded sawed off rifle and vehicle keys. CHP responded and arrested Daniels. The total amount of marijuana located in the truck and on the embankment is roughly 800 lbs.
Daniels was arrested by CHP and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional facility. Please see CHP’s press release for more details.
Deputies suspect Daniels possibly just committed a marijuana robbery. If you are a victim of a marijuana robbery or home invasion, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
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.