Man on Probation Searched, Meth and Marijuana Found
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 03-22-2015, at approximately 11:50 a.m., a Sheriff’s Sergeant with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was conducting foot patrol in the downtown Garberville area. The Sergeant was walking through the Ray’s Food Place parking lot (875 Redwood Dr.) when he observed Dennis Hicks standing next to a parked vehicle. The Sergeant knew from prior investigations that Hicks is on local probation with a search and seizure clause.
The Sergeant searched Hicks and located 2.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine on his person. A subsequent search of the vehicle Hicks was associated with yielded a glass methamphetamine pipe, approximately 15 pounds of marijuana, and other items used to produce concentrated cannabis.
Hicks was placed under arrest and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for booking. Hicks was booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, transportation of marijuana, possession of marijuana processing items, and violation of probation. His bail was set at $25,000.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.