Butane Hash Lab Located in Motel Room During Search Related to Burglary, Says Fortuna Police
This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On February 19, 2018 the Fortuna Police Department received a report of a burglary that had occurred on the 1900 block of 9th St in Fortuna. The victim reported that they had several subjects and vehicles on surveillance entering the property and taking items.
At approximately 11:00 am, the victim contacted the Fortuna Police Department and advised that one of the possible vehicles associated with the burglary was located on the 800 block of Main St in Fortuna. Officers responded and observed items in the vehicle with the victim’s name on them.
Officers contacted Carrie Fuller in association with the vehicle at a motel room on the 800 block of Main St. A probation search was conducted on the room. More suspected stolen property was located in the room with the victim’s name on them. Through the investigation, officers identified the suspect of the burglary as Leland Shinn. While officers were conducting the probation search, Shinn arrived on scene and he was taken into custody.
A detective with the Fortuna Police Department responded to assist with the investigation. While searching the room, the detective located a butane hash oil (BHO) extraction lab. Based on the items located in the room, Fuller was taken into custody.
Shinn was arrested on the following charge and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility:
459 PC- Burglary.
Fuller was arrest for the following charges and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility:
496(a) PC- Possession of stolen property.
11379.6(a) H&S- Manufacturing a controlled substance by means of chemical extraction.
636.5 PC- Using a scanner for the purpose avoiding police detection.
This case is still under investigation, anyone with information should contact the Fortuna Police Department at (707)-725-7550.