HCSO Humboldt County 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:

On Nov. 20, 2018, at about 9:50 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on the 50 block of Orchard Lane in Redway.

According to the male victim, the robbery occurred during a marijuana transaction with two male subjects.

The victim was reportedly robbed at gunpoint and then struck in the head by one of the suspects.

Suspect one is described as a black male adult, 25-30 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall, thin build, with a goatee, 2-inch long dreads and tattoos on his chest. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and a camouflage jacket. He may be in possession of a silver handgun.

Suspect two is described as a black male adult, 20-30 years old, heavy build, with a fade-style haircut. He was last seen wearing blue sweat pants and a blue zip up hoodie.

The suspects may be driving a black, four door Mercury car.

Anyone with information regarding this case encouraged to contact Deputy Morris at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.



  • Drug deals with strangers are dangerous.

  • No fricken way!!

  • So frickin funny this makes the news and even funnier that they would actually report this shit!

    • Yeah, it’s hilarious, huh? 🙁

      • From some troll’s perspective, yes, it’s funny.

        • It’s funny because people play this game and when it gets real, they piss themselves. If you don’t want to get stung, don’t kick the beehive and when you get stung, nobody cares. I would feel like such a chump ass if I reported my illegal drug deal that had gone bad. Grow some f@cking balls!

          • I would report it, armed robbery it very different then calm peaceful cannabis transactions, where everyone goes away happy. VIOLENCE is the issue here! You get it.

    • We should make a list of this year’s local press releases and give a thumbs up to our favorite communication break down. As for me, i would choose the grow dozer that had the “Sheriff” decal on the side. Second would be, bragging about how many firearms have been confiscated – w/no arrest, name or address.

  • political moderate

    Smoking pot killing brain cells alters judgement prior to drug deals. Full circle great example of the industry

  • I have to wonder why the victim didn’t think that this wouldn’t happen. At least he walked away with just a head injury, bruised ego and a little less cash in his pocket.

  • sounds like the same two that did the same thing about 6 mo. ago , if so HCSO has pictures of them

  • Do any of these ripped off growers get charged with drug dealing? Any?

  • After the corporations take over this won’t be an issue. They’ve the resources for security and greasing the politicians and bureaucrats palms. Here’s hoping you’ve a plan B.

    • this won’t be an issue but these local thieves robbing home owners will be. its not like they leave, even John Goss is back in town doing the same old shit, the only thing different is the color of his suburban. its blue now.

    • Plan B. Sell the toys we accumulated. Have you seen the crap available on garberville/redway items for sale facebook page? Its like a treasure trove of bad taste millennial crap.

      • Like what? I don’t have a Facebook

        • You know, “Millenial Crap”. Funny as hell “stuff” ! !! You would absolutely DIE laughing. Don’t even look, only growers sell “Mellenial Crap”. Bwahahaha hahahahahaha hahahahahaha hahahahahaha.
          We’ve got some real geniuses posting here every day. REALLY FUNNY STUFF !!!!!!!!!

      • watching the growers scramble, do they get a permit? Do they invest in a real business? Do they sell off their growdozer? Do they go back to college to try and get a profession[though they probably won’t get far with their lazy was work ethic], it’s a free fall right now, lots of properties going on the market but not moving.

  • This is what happens when you deal with real “gangstas”.

  • Real gangsters pay cash and seek perpetual business. Jack boys smoke crack and tell stories from school.

  • Never trust anyone with 2 inch dreads! But wait, are they really considered dreads at 2 inches?

  • Seriously Kym, you delete my comment but leave up racist comments?

    • I know it might seem like it but I occasionally take time away from my website. Last night I was spending time with friends and family. I believe the comment you were talking about has now been deleted and the poster has been banned.

  • Done with this site. The comment threads are enough to dumb down anyone, no matter how much you fight it.

  • If people think this would not happen or does not happen in a legalized market, you’re crazy. Banks, Gas stations, Homes, get robbed all the time… People do not think Huge scenes, without any access to banks are not a target?

    • But to use any kind of a legal bank, a business has to be themselves legal. Unless money laundering for all sorts of other unsavory businesses is ok too.

    • evin rude johnson

      Not exactly the same scenario as a bank or gas station robbery. They are legal businesses operated by people who are not criminals.

      This was one criminal engaging in an illegal business transaction with another criminal. One of those criminals decided to take it all. Yawn. The people on both sides of this transaction injure the legal market. A vote for 64 was and still is a vote against the black market criminals.

      Do you think the ‘victim’ in this case cared where his blackmarket associates sold the weed, paid the appropriate taxes, or if it would get into the hands of minors?

  • But, but , but. I thought cannibis was legal?

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