‘Strong Smell of Marijuana’ Leads Deputy to 108 Pounds During Traffic Stop, Says Sheriff’s Office

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:

Sharon Patrice EricksonOn Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at about 0007 hours, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was on routine patrol in the area of School Road and Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The Deputy observed a vehicle with an unreadable rear license plate and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle initially failed to yield to the Deputy’s lights and sirens. The vehicle eventually pulled to the side of the road after the Deputy followed it for about one mile. As the Deputy approached the vehicle, driver Sharon Patrice Erickson, age 47 of McKinleyville was contacted. A strong smell of marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle. It was determined Erickson was on formal probation and was driving on a suspended license. A search of Erickson’s vehicle was conducted per her probation terms. 108 pounds of marijuana and a hand held scale was located.

Erickson was later booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) for obstructing or delaying a peace officer, possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license, failure to provide proof of insurance, failure to have required lighting equipment and violation of probation. Erickson is being held without bail.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.



  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    School is crucial to a jury to begin with..

    106 pounds of alleged marijuana?

    It’s possible this is medicinal, as dopers use an ounce or more each week.

    This young lady needs help, should turn in grows, get training to strive for the side door job in helicopter advances.

    Growers are like weeds, some need hand pulling, some need irrigation removed, some need herbicide.

    She can turn things around and map out grow bunkers, grow supply lines, & restore school bus service to grower held zones.

    I’m glad she can confess, and correct her wrong doings.

    • JustWantToHearTheEndoftheStory

      Young lady? She’s 47. Another reminder to make sure your vehicle is in full compliance with the law before transporting large quantities of weed…

  • Dealing on parole for dealing...

    They were watching her, knew she had the weed.

  • Chumpster , Surely you jest

    • Sadly he is Dead Serious, I’m not sure exactly WTF his problem is with Cannabis but his Mother was obviously frightened by a screening of “Reefer Madness” the original version that is!!! The remake was a bit too much tongue in cheek to be taken seriously much at all!!!

      • Not my Flippin neighbor


      • Chump sounded like a pig who is afraid of everything he never did; I say “sounded” because I used to read his trash comments but not anymore. Just a tread on you and me type punk and not worth following.

  • Wow, great story. “I am traveling incognito, (obscured plate) after midnight with equipment violations (no tail-lights) and with my bud in, what, garbage bags or open bins? Just thrown loose in the back? I have no license to drive and I am on probation and obviously not real intelligent.”

    Yikes! Think you were being watched much?

    “Why would I get pulled over, they can’t tell who I am!”

    Drugs, children, will do SO much for you. And you will get rich from them!!! Your attorney will too!

    Thanks for your participation. Here’s your ticket. 15 minutes in jail, cause you were naughty! Oh and we’re keeping the dope…

  • “108 pounds of marijuana and a hand held scale ”

    She was selling it in grams and eighths.

  • Fuck, man! 108 pounds of weed, and You can’t afford a light bulb?!!!!

  • I’m thinking she was transporting the shwag to the nearest cancer research facility?

  • Held without bail? For 108 Lbs. and a bunch of petty technicalities? Same sheriffs office that let 2 guys walk free with no bail after being arrested with 2 lbs. of heroin a couple years ago? Wait whaaaaat? Welcome to Trumps America.

  • It’s called dope for a reason.

  • Sad sad sad couldn’t even make it out of the county f***ing dumbass

  • A fool is easily parted with their money

  • MetaphoricalMike

    Only takes one fool to ruin 20 others fools payday and do time for their folley. Take a goid look and don’t repeat this folley.

  • Only 10 grand worth of weed come this winter , not much of a loss

  • TFW you owe somebody for 108 pounds

  • MetaphoricalMike

    The Humboldt shuffle,.

  • Nuttin’ up my sleeves, absolutely NOTHING between my ears, Presto!!! Watch me pull a Cinder out of my ear, that used to be my brain!!!! Likely it was fried with Meth previously, to be doing something so STUPID!!!!

  • 108 big deal the 7 acre legal grow I bet it’s pumping out 1000 s of pounds ? how do they haul there shit.?


  • “Jebus” is a figment of your imagination plain & simple!!!

  • Always a bright idea to drive with a suspended license with poundage in the car. How dumb can this [edit]be?

  • Omg!! I can’t stop laughing what an idoit,😁😂#1 rule make sure everything on vehicle is perfect before transporting pot 😉

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