Drug Market in Garberville Motel Raided Yesterday With Help of US Marshals, According to Sheriff’s Office

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Images of multiple drugs seized at the Lone Pine Motel yesterday.

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

204c9921-809c-42b5-b43b-bb65788a3068 On June 9th, 2016 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a motel located in the 900 block of Redwood Drive in the town of Garberville.
The search warrant was the result of an investigation into the sales of narcotics. When the agents served the warrant they located two individuals inside the motel room, 44 year old Jason Eugene Rice and 33 year old Xenia Mitchell Reilly.

In addition to the persons located agents found the following suspected narcotics: 229.2 grams of heroin, 11 grams of cocaine, 10.8 grams of methamphetamine, 3.5 grams psilocybin mushrooms, 15 Hydrocodone pills, 43 Oxycodone pills, 7 Diazepam pills, 3 Alprazolam pills, 5 ecstasy pills, 446 grams of concentrated cannabis (BHO), 28 pounds of processed marijuana buds and a butane honey oil lab.

Agents also located a handgun, shotgun, scales, packaging material and other indications the narcotics were possessed for the purposes of sales. a5444705-dca8-4725-bf11-87bc3dabeb17$7.817.00 in U.S. currency was seized as suspected proceeds from narcotics sales.

Jason and Xenia were arrested and booked for criminal conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a narcotic, possession of a narcotic for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of concentrated cannabis, maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing narcotics, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and felon in possession of ammunition.

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.



  • Looks like somebody was getting ready for the Redwood Run …………..Party’s over before it got started….

  • Good job cops cleaned up some filth .it’s about time that sespool has been operating as a dope store for how long now ? Should have been busted a yr ago ,but better late than ever the people who runs the shit hole should be in jail they had to know what has been going g on .they probably got paid with narcotics.

  • Food for thought

    All of that going on in a hotel and the owners had no clue?

  • Great job, but I don’t understand why we need help from the Marshall, It seems like every time anything gets done our law enforcement is overly careful. I want to see some bravery, it’s like they have to have everysigle piece of paperwork in order just to pull someone over. Let’s see these cops crack down on these tweakers and not be so worried about making a mistake, take some chances make some drug busts, I know they can point out a scum bag just as well as I can. But let’s act on it, instead of having to turn the cheek because of paperwork or just not 100 percent sure, I say kick that door in so you make sure there not a bunch of meth and if there’s not then you made a mistake, and if there is a bunch of drugs then good job your a hero!
    Idk, I feel like police are very hesitant around here. I truly feel like they could do busts bigger than this every single day of they weren’t so worried about getting in trouble themselves.

  • A butane honey oil lab and the hotel owners didn’t know! They need to be questioned and held responsible in some way shape or form.

    • Same haircut different decade

      I agree. Kym any idea who owns the line pine or Johnson and why they aren’t under serious community scruitn hey town patrol, do you know.?? Check out the Asian scene at the restaurant. Asian girls going back and forth to hotels all day.. wonder why??? Rite under our noses.

  • Since I came to Humboldt I’ve been saying that the answer to the hotel mess in Gville is to get rid of the owners and get the businesses in the hands of people who won’t allow this type of shit. Hold the owners accountable.

  • Place needs closed down owners arrested wtf, but it was a good start almost half elbow of H keep up the good work.

  • Post mug shots if they become available , Kym .

  • Kym
    Can you make it clear which motel this was. “900 Block” is a darn big block in Garberville. An operation this big is nothing to try to hide. No wonder the town is turning into a sewer.

    • The caption on the top photo says, “Images of multiple drugs seized at the Lone Pine Motel yesterday.”

      • Ernie Branscomb

        Please accept my most humble apology. I carefully read the whole article. Who new it would be in a caption. Got me!

        • Sorry, I reread my comment. It does sound snippy. I didn’t mean to. I was just in a hurry and copy and paste seemed easier but I could have just said Lone Pine….It’s been a long year.

          • Don’t be so soft, Kym. What do you have to lose?
            Treat your readers like mushrooms; feed them shit and keep them in the dark.

        • Ernie Branscomb

          It didn’t sound snippy to me. Maybe because I know that you are nice. But, you made me think that maybe I sounded snippy. Sorry!

  • Providing a place to sell drugs that is a crime in itself .I’ve seen the charges on the booked section . ,so I wonder if the hotel managers got charged with that ,but I highly.doubt it .

    • Same haircut different decade

      Maybe we should rally a town hall meeting and tell all motel owners to be present and then hold them accountable and tell them if they won’t be a part of our community then we want them out..

      • Been there done that. The supervisors are trying to frame an ordinance where a motel is given so many points, and when they get too many violations they are closed. Similar to the closed motels that you see on broadway in Eureka. At least that’s what I think was said at the meeting we had a Town Patrol meeting.

  • Ernie branscomb for mayor

  • The owner of the Lone Pine and the Johnson Motels are very aware of the drug dealing and drug use at there Motels. They profit greatly on the drug dealing. The Lone Pine Owner will rent You a room for a few hours to do your drug deal. Then have the room cleaned and rent it again the same day. The Johnson has had the same drug dealers working out of their hotel for many years. They will tell You what goes on in the rooms are not their business. They have and are actively operating with no regard to the effect on the Town. Both Hotels should be shut down and the owners jailed.

    • Yep they could give a shit less about the well being of our community or even America. Ive heard many stories about THOSE PEOPLE👳running the motels. Just greedy opportunists like all the other outsider parasites destroying our county. Good bust..this shit needs to be taken seriously.

  • all drug warriors.. no concept of supply and DEMAND. why the demand? what can we do about that demand? …. good luck with that failed war.

  • Hey, I got that stuff goin’ down in my apt. complex in Gvlle; as long as the rent gets paid the owner doesn’t give a shit.

    Wish I/other tenants knew how to deal with it in a safe way.

    • Get an RV, when they leave run the sewer line through their window and open the valves. That’ll flush em out. If you have any left after, hit up the landlords room too

  • turn them in—-take pics—–the sheriffs are on our side—–Lone Pine-Johnston-Shell gas-Cad Wok-the apartments—–watched two people shoot up on the wall of the gas station yesterday !! time to hold the OWNERS responsible , these are the people who ALLOW this behavior on their properties —-lots of needles from Humboldt House Inn—meth/prostitutes as well—-spend an hour watching and you can see the main players—we need to become pro-active—-the drunks hanging out at the hair salon are unacceptable—surprised this goes on daily under their steps ?

  • Read the Yelp reviews from unsuspecting tourists that booked a room at the Lone Pine online. Hilarious.

    • Damn!…the horror they must have felt. Especially the ones who got lice from there.. But the owner denied it & said the victims must have brought the lice. Disgusting! There needs to be a towelie ban on that shit pit.

      • Don’t forget the bed bugs at the lone pine. Not the guests. Heard a story that last time someone threatened to turn in the Lone Pine owner His reply was He would burn down the hotel and leave Garberville with an eyesore. Heard this from reliable people. Wonder how much They made selling the wood from the beautiful Redwood tree they cut down?

  • The problem is not the owners they are very good people with children that attend the local schools. They have done a lot for my family. Are we going to hold rays or shop smart accountable for selling the alcohol that’s being consumed in public. How about charging the bars every time there is a DUI. If we all knew this was and Is going on and the sheriffs did nothing shouldn’t we be charging the police

  • I personally know the owner of the Johnson motel knows that heroin sales are happening and he gets money daily from a dealer. I have never even seen heroin but i know where to get it. Sad that such a small community has had so many deaths and nothing done by our police. No money to be made for them by those people because they are junkies trying to support there own habit. If u think the owners do not know u ř delusional. Everyone knows who has been here for more than a minute

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