Three Arrested Today in Two Separate Search Warrants in Northern Humboldt

James Dildine and his live in girlfriend, 49 year old Chere Reynolds.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:

On Wednesday May 16th, 2018 at about 8:30 A.M. Special Agents with the Drug Task Force with assistance from Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the United States Forest Service served a search warrant at a residence in the 3000 block of Pine Creek Road in Hoopa.

At the residence, Agents located the homeowner, 44 year old James Dildine and his live in girlfriend, 49 year old Chere Reynolds. A search of the residence revealed approximately three ounces of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials and several firearms.

Both James and Chere were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a residence for the purposes of distributing a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Both were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked on the above listed charges.

At about 10:30 A.M. Michelle Marcelli.Special Agents and Deputies served an unrelated search warrant at a residence located in the 600 block of Patterson Road in Willow Creek.

At that location Agents found the homeowner, 47 year old Michelle Marcelli. A search of her residence revealed approximately 5 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Digital scales, packaging materials, two firearms and other items associated with the sales of a controlled substance.

Michelle was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale, being armed while possessing a controlled substance and maintaining a residence for the purposes of distributing a controlled substance. She was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked on the above listed charges.

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.



  • ya just can’t give a shit anymore,,,if one ever did,,,,,,,,,

  • Five grams? Sounds like personal use, not for sale. This is their big bust? They’re targeting users not dealers. Lame. I feel bad for Marcelli Shouldn’t resources be spent on the big guys and suppliers? This was a waste of resources.

    • Veteran's friend

      With pressure of jail the law hopes to get information that will move them up the chain.
      More effective is infiltration, as sentences are so light the fear factor is nil.

    • Did you read the part where it sai packaging material and scales and firearms, etc? Yeah, she might shoot a grams day but she’s dealing too so…

    • To think not that long ago a Lawman was about as respected a calling there was. We love our Wild West Sheriffs. It wasn’t a “job”. You had to have your wits about you, be a quick draw, judge of character, and have a real sense of justice, an active conscious, and a willingness to put your life on the line for the community. Doctors operated a bit differently too. Their medicine bag might have a stethoscope and some Laudanum, but their ears where their primary tool. Their brain a hungry pharmacopeia, eager to hear and learn more, and one would never give out a drug without knowing it well. Also requiring a willingness to put ones life on the line to better serve the community.

      The Drug Was has done more than waste money, time, lives, brain cells, families and entire forests of paperwork on the senate floor, it’s made a joke of some of the most important callings in any community.

      These busts aren’t news. Absolutely nothing new or noteworthy is happening here. Simple slander of sick folks by a tired undertrained unfocused uneducated police force whose mandate has been reduced to picking the pockets of the weakest among us.. “A couple unemployable addicts sold some shit to afford their own.” That’s the story. A squirrel ate a nut and my dog took a shit.

  • CJ Engebretson

    Fuck em all…we don’t want em selling dope in Humboldt no matter how small potatoes

  • Great. 3 more down. Like I keep saying and reporting to HCDTF there’s shit scum in south hoopa that needs a visit. Black Chevy 4×4 and dodge charger [edit]

  • When did they start busting people for meth in Humboldt County?
    That’s just weird.

  • Hmmm…. when meth is sold in eighths or quarters, this is either 20 or 40 “hits” of meth. Yeah, it’s for sales. No tweaker has the wherewithal to have 20-40 hits sitting around without using yhat crap as fast as possible. Lol

  • Marcelli still doing dope she was doing dope back in early 90 s ,but really go after the Mexican s they are the ones geeez every body knows that what a wasted bust .waste of time and money housing a low level kinky. Go for the suppliers

  • Ya know, this is the best communication spot on the West coast. I could be prejudice 😛

    Throw your hemp hats into the ring -we’re going to be needing, dare i say Patriots? . . to fill vacant office positions.

    Because, either these people are: (a) our employees, owing us good faith service, or (b) they are foreign commercial mercenaries trespassing upon us and engaging in inland piracy.

    In the first case, they are obligated to honor and protect my/yours person and property. That is the only credible reason for any government to exist.

    In the second case, they are pirates and every anti-piracy law ever created kicks into gear, including the international treaties that directly obligate both the Holy Sea and the British Monarch and their respective organizations to protect us/people and property.

    Read that: Checkmate.

  • Welcome to Humbolt, 2nd deadliest county in Cali. Even Oakland has started to clean up there act. This place is disgusting( yeah I know comment like always will be ” then move”). Well being born here in the 70’s and enjoying life it used to be a paradise, as a community we need to eliminate these types. That’s great we have a new Funding for opioid addicts, but what about care for the people who don’t do drugs that need help in health care? All these people winning about how cannibus prices have dropped with little education and no skills in job fields is destroying our community. Drug infested zone( mama always said drugs are bad). Truth hurts!

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