Pounds and Plants Lead to Arrest at Shelter Cove

Sheriff’s Press Release

BRICELAND – A Shelter Cove woman was arrested Saturday night after a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop and found 45 pounds of processed marijuana in her vehicle.

At about 5:00 p.m. the deputy pulled over Tiffany Charbonneau, 30 of Shelter Cove, for speeding. As he approached the car he could smell the odor of marijuana. When asked about the marijuana odor,  Charbonneau told the deputy it was coming from the starter plants she had in her car. She provided the deputy with a Proposition 215 recommendation, but it was expired.

Charbonneau was detained and the deputy conducted a search of the vehicle. Inside he found 100 starter plants (about 8” tall). He also found a total of 45 pounds of marijuana, separated into one pound bags each. The deputy found a significant amount of cash and a pay out sheet detailing the sale of marijuana.

Charbonneau was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. She was booked for possession of marijuana for sale, the transportation for sale of marijuana and the original traffic violations. Charbonneau posted bail bond in the amount of $50,000 was released from custody.

She is scheduled to appear in court on July 15, 2010.

Gary Philp

Sheriff

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3 comments

  • Cash will soon go straight into the police department’s bank account. Notice they rarely say how much.

  • Oh isn’t it nice that they have a “widows and orphans” fund for families of police and their associates, but forget about the families of innocents who are murdered or worse. How a law enforcement officer can justify stealing is to me, as dispicable as it gets. Sickening is a major understatement . To me the difference is, law enforcement officers CHOOSE to do what they do, and are extremeley well paid for what they do. Families of innocent victims, on the other hand, have no safety net, and with the state going broke no real means of being compensated for their losses even through victim witness. we know, we’re living it.

  • Oh isn’t it nice that they have a “widows and orphans” fund for families of police and their associates, but forget about the families of innocents who are murdered or worse. How a law enforcement officer can justify stealing is to me, as dispicable as it gets. Sickening is a major understatement . To me the difference is, law enforcement officers CHOOSE to do what they do, and are extremeley well paid for what they do. Families of innocent victims, on the other hand, have no safety net, and with the state going broke no real means of being compensated for their losses even through victim witness. we know, we’re living it.

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