Multiple Arrests at Fortuna 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 any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 03-15-17 at about 0820 hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by members of the Fortuna Police Department served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on two motel rooms located in the 800 block of Main Street in the city of Fortuna.
In one room Agents located 47 year old Jennifer Fuentes and her 9 year old son. A search of the room revealed 7 grams of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sales as well as a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. Both the suspected methamphetamine and glass pipe were located in areas accessible to the child. As a result of this Jennifer was arrested and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and child endangerment. The child was released to another family member.
In the second room Agents located 22 year old Rebecca Baker, 27 year old Robert Cullen, and 29 year old Terrisa Graham. During a search of that room Agents located approximately 1 ounce of suspected methamphetamine, 11 grams of suspected heroin, several syringes loaded with suspected heroin, packaging materials, and a digital scale. In addition they found a loaded 44 Magnum revolver, and a loaded .22 semi-automatic pistol with a high capacity magazine.
While conducting their investigation Agents noticed a subject they recognized as a wanted felon, 26 year old Jason Sherman exit an adjoining motel room. Jason was detained while Agents confirmed he had a felony warrant for his arrest. Jason’s warrant was confirmed as Agents learned that Rebecca had a misdemeanor warrant for her arrest.
Based on the evidence located in the second motel room Robert was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a loaded firearm while possessing a controlled substance. Terrisa was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. All subjects were transported to the Correctional Facility where they were booked and housed for the above listed charges.
This investigation is ongoing. 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.