Man Arrested with Meth, Morphine Gives Law Enforcement Fake Name After Getting Pulled Over

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 01-31-18 at about 1:15 am a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy made a traffic stop in Mckinleyville for a lighting issue. While investigating on scene it was determined the driver of the vehicle provided a false name.  The deputy was able to determine the driver was 39 year old Bronson Lee Townsend who was on 3 different felony probations for: possession of methamphetamine, Possession of methamphetamine for sales, and possession of a dirk or dagger.  His drivers license was also suspended. Per the terms of his probation the deputy searched Townsend and his vehicle.  16 grams of methamphetamine, and 20 ML of liquid morphine were located.

Townsend was booked on the following charges:

Possession of a controlled substance

False information to a police officer

Violated terms of probation

Driving on suspended license.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 445-7251



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