Three Arrested with Marijuana and Heroin during Traffic Stop in Loleta

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:

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Left to Right: Wilson, Ellis and Cervantes

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at approximately 10:30 a.m. a Deputy Sheriff from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of Singley Ln. and Hayrake Ln in Loleta when he spotted a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed pass his location. The vehicle was driving about 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. The Deputy made a traffic stop on the vehicle on Singley Rd and the vehicle pulled over. There were three people in the vehicle; Robert Glenn Adam Ellis, 25, of Fortuna; Ivan Gustavo Cervantes, 32; and Garrett Ross Wilson, 30, of Rio Dell.

The Deputy recognized Ellis from previous contacts and knew Ellis was frequently involved in narcotic trafficking. As the Deputy was talking with the three occupants, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. When the Deputy asked if they had marijuana on them they all said no. The Deputy spoke with each suspect individually. Wilson initially gave a false name to the Deputy, and the Deputy determined it was a false name. Wilson stated he used the false name because he believed he had warrants out for his arrest. Based on the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the Deputy searched the vehicle and located over 1lb of marijuana and nearly ¾ oz of heroin.

All three were arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for HS11351 – Possession for Sale of Narcotics; HS11352(a) – Transport/Sell Narcotics or Controlled Substance; HS11359 – Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Ellis was also arrested for PC1203.2(a) – Rearrest/Revoke Probation. Cervantes was also arrested for VC12500(a) – Drive without a License. And Wilson was also arrested for PC148.9(a) – False Identification to Specific Peace Officer.

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.




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