Bridgeville Bust Results in Prison and Deportation for Two

Press Release from Humboldt CO. Sheriff’s Dept. in reference to an earlier bust.

On 07-01-2011 both suspects in this case pled guilty in Humboldt County Superior Court for cultivation of marijuana and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Both Hernandez and Valencia-Baez will serve 2 years- four months in state prison. Both subjects will be deported back to Mexico after their prison sentence is complete.

On 06-17-2011 at about 0630 hours Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies covertly went into an outdoor marijuana garden site located about 3 miles east of Bridgeville towards Showers Pass. Deputies located a campsite and a tent in the middle of the marijuana garden. Deputies then surrounded the tent and arrested two subjects, who were sleeping in the tent. Deputies  located a loaded .22 caliber rifle in the tent where the two subjects were sleeping.

Deputies identified the two subjects as Miguel Don Juan Herandez age 29 and Jose Maria Valencia-Baez age 26. Both subjects are from Mexico and are in the Country illegally. Both subjects were transported to the Humboldt County Jail where they were booked for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana along with being armed in the commission of a felony. Both subjects had an immigration hold placed on them.

Deputies seized 5,495 plants from the property. The marijuana plants ranged in size from 8 inches to 2 feet in height.



  • So, if they are deported to Mexico, how long does it take for them to come back? Two, three days?

  • I’ll bet they never say a word about who hired them. Good way to get dead.

  • Why should we pay to incarcerate them for four years we should just deport them

  • The speed of this case is truly unheard of: 14 days from arrest, to plea, and onto prison.
    Wow. Now, that’s unusual.

  • charlie two crows

    After prison they will have an INS hearing. Then put on a bus and taken across the border. If the bus leaves on time at 9am. And they have family or friends wire money to a banco on the border. They can buy a SS card and drivers lic. For 20 bucks and be back in the US for Dinner!

  • And if our policies hadn’t made economic opportunities so grim in Mexico, they’d never have left their families to come here in the first place.

  • charlie two crows

    What policies are you talking about? The US doesn’t have a foreign policy with Mexico. Before president Fox, The country was run by the same lame family for over a hundred years. The day mexico switches from the pasco to the dollar as its reserve currency. They will stop coming!

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