Smell of Marijuana Leads to Arrest

This is a press release from the Ferndale Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On November 4, 2015 at approximately 1600 hours, Ferndale Police Officers Tyler James and Sergeant Adam Stricker were on patrol in the area of Ocean and Main Street. The officers stopped a vehicle driven by Casey Christopher Woods of Eureka in the area of Ocean and 5th Streets for a vehicle code violation.

During the traffic investigation, officers could smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, there was a rifle case in plain view and the driver was exhibiting signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance, most likely methamphetamine. Upon a search of the vehicle, Woods was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a rifle. Furthermore, the officers determined Woods was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Based on the officer’s investigation, Woods was arrested and booked on the following charges:

H/S 11377 (a), Possession of methamphetamine

P/C 29800, Possession of a firearm w/ammunition while being under the influence.

H/S 11364(a), Possession of drug paraphernalia/methamphetamine smoking pipe

H/S 11550 Being under the influence of a controlled substance/methamphetamine.

Woods was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the listed charges. For further information, feel free to contact the Ferndale Police Department.IMG_3755 IMG_3747



  • His uniform gave him away, needs better camo. Those hats combined with a 707 sticker on the back glass draw attention.
    Doesn’t say a Toyota truck was driven, I’d wager there was.

  • I thought bayonets were illegal in CA?

    • That doesn’t seem logical. How could a bayonet be singled out over a dagger or sword? He wasnt wearing it or concealing it.

      • They’re made to create wounds that can’t heal. Believe it was part of Geneva convention? The design in the picture has four sides. At some point in history it was banned from warfare and the modern two sides bayonet came to be.

      • Don’t think too hard, nothing illegal about a mosin nagant!
        Dirka dirka

      • YerKillingMeSmalls

        Where does it say anything about being charged for possession of a bayonet people ? How do you people get sh&@ twisted around so easily ?

  • I’m curious, too. Our vets up here have them, brought them home from whatever war they served in. But their’s are broader than what’s pictured. af

  • That looks like a triangle bayonet, which is outlawed by the Geneva Convention after W.W. One, It leaves a wound that is very hard to close, so greater chance of death. Go figure

  • Going for my waistband

    “During the traffic investigation, officers could smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle”

    Ahem… It appears they could not.

    • YerKillingMeSmalls

      The one discrepancy l see is the smell of weed being a probable cause for a search.. Yet none mentioned in any charge ..then the alleged ‘acted under the influence’ follows.!?! But.. Bottom line is.. Now he got tested and, if positive, shouldn’t been in possession of a firearm ! Nobody to blame but himself for giving them plenty off options to find him guilty of something !

  • No dui h e was under the influence when he got pulled over another case of the cops charge you what ever they want too or not too

  • he should be charged with under the influence

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