Sheriff’s Office Arrests Probationer for Heroin at Lone Pine Motel

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:

imageservletwadeOn 04-15-2015, at approximately 12:10 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant was patrolling in the 900 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville. The Sergeant observed a bicyclist, Michael Anthony Wade (age 25), enter the parking lot of the Lone Pine Motel, 912 Redwood Drive. The Sergeant recognized Wade from prior law enforcement contacts and knows that Wade is a local probationer with a search and seizure clause.

The Sergeant conducted a probation search of Wade and located approximately 10 grams of suspected heroin on Wade’s person. It was also determined that Wade was renting a room at the motel and a search of the room was conducted. Inside the motel room additional drug paraphernalia was found.

IMG_0618Wade was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation Wade’s bail was set at $50,000.

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

Mike Downey





  • Wade must be a popular name for drug dealers

  • Addiction is a terrible affliction that destrys families. I feel sorry for his family as well as Michael Wade whose addiction is hard to watch

  • You, Dee Sylvester, Being Mikes mom, I’m sure it is., among other things…….so sorry.

  • What a shame. I remember Mickey when he was full of life and potential. All he could talk about was getting a Sports Scholarship. He loves animals and is a good person without the drugs. His downfall is SoHum’s fault. Take responsibility Garberville!! He lived there for years and prior to be hooked on the shit and was a wonderful Uncle to his sister’s children. In fact, the rotten Bitch who got him addicted to the crap had the Sherriff’s Department on speed dial and worked as a Barista in Garberville. Too bad we did not get a new SSgt sooner.

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