Marijuana Bust in Eureka
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 03/02/15 at about 12:47 a.m., an Officer with the Eureka Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a 2015 Ford sedan at 5th and H Streets in Eureka, after observing the vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit.
The officer contacted the driver,
Shane Michael Osborne, 37 and passenger Felipe Valencia,
26, both visiting from Florida. EPD’s drug detection K9, Maggie, was deployed and gave a positive alert for the odor of narcotics near the trunk of the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located nearly 50 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for sales and about two pounds of concentrated cannabis or “hash.” Osborne and Valencia were arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of marijuana for sales and possession of concentrated cannabis.