[UPDATE] Minor Traffic Collision Leads to 778 Pounds of Processed Marijuana Located Inside a Cargo Trailer
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On May 21, 2020, at approximately 1205 hours, Humboldt Communications Center received a call reporting a vehicle towing a cargo trailer, driving recklessly on US-101 near Redcrest, causing a minor collision. Garberville Area officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on SR-254 at Maple Hills Road. Upon contacting the driver (Manuel Turchan) an investigation was conducted where approximately 778 lbs of processed marijuana was located inside the cargo trailer.
Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the traffic stop The driver was cited and released.
UPDATE: To clarify and quell some rumors, the marijuana was confiscated and the vehicle and the trailer were released to the driver.
Earlier Chapter: Large Marijuana Bust Occurring by Miranda