Extra Toasty Cheez-it Box Conceals Meth Says Humboldt County Drug Task Force
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On November 28th, 2018, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of P Street, Eureka. After a month-long investigation, agents established probable cause to believe that Pedro Peralta Martinez (age 30) and Sierra Ray White (age 21) were trafficking methamphetamine in the Eureka and Fortuna areas.
At approximately 1:15 p.m., agents observed Martinez and White driving their vehicle in the 4000 block of Broadway, Eureka, and a traffic stop was initiated. Also present inside the vehicle was an infant child who was secured in the back seat. Martinez and White were detained without incident and a search warrant was served on their vehicle. Sitting directly next to the child in the back seat agents located a Cheez-It box containing approximately 114 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Martinez and White were subsequently placed under arrest. Child Welfare Services responded to the scene and placed the child into protective custody.
Agents then proceeded to Martinez and White’s residence on P Street. Agents served a search warrant at this location and located an additional 224 grams of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, and two firearms.
Martinez and White were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked on felony child endangerment, transportation of controlled substances, and weapons violations.
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.Extra Toasty Cheez it