Odor of Marijuana Leads to Bags of Meth Strapped to Thigh
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:
Jeramiah Scott Fletcher
On 05-27-2015 at 9:45 a.m. a deputy on was routine patrol on Cannibal Island Road, Loleta. The deputy noticed a red, Kia mini- van being driven by 24 year old, Robert Glen Adam Ellis. The deputy knew from prior contacts that Ellis was on probation with a search and seizure clause and he his driver’s license was suspended.
The deputy then made a traffic stop on the vehicle being driven by Ellis. When the deputy contacted Ellis he could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from his vehicle. The deputy then detained Ellis in handcuffs and placed him into the rear seat of his patrol vehicle.
The deputy contacted the passenger of the vehicle, who he identified as 33 year old Jeramiah Scott Fletcher. The deputy contacted his communications center and checked Fletcher for any possible warrants. The deputy learned Fletcher had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for possession of stolen property. Fletcher was then arrested and placed into handcuffs. When the deputy searched Fletcher he located a cloth case strapped on his thigh underneath his pants. When the deputy removed the cloth case he located (4) four baggies containing approximately (1) one ounce of methamphetamine.
The deputy then searched the vehicle. Inside of the vehicle the deputy located approximately (2) two pounds of marijuana. Two Hypodermic needles, (2) two grams of methamphetamine and two small digital scales.
Both suspects were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. Ellis was booked for the following charges, possession of a controlled substance, transportation and for sales of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and for violation of probation. Ellis’s bail was set at $50,000 dollars.
Fletcher was booked for the following charges, possession of a controlled substance, transportation and for sales of a controlled substance. Fletcher’s bail was set at $50,000 dollars.
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.
Mike Downey, Sheriff