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Authorities release more details surrounding Hydesville drug bust
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On 04-29-2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on a residence in the 3000 block of Johnson Road, Hydesville. The search warrant was obtained after the Sheriff’s Office received numerous complaints from parents, teachers and school administrators about the marijuana grow. When deputies arrived they detained a 28 year old female, who was walking up to the residence. Deputies learned the female had just walked her child to school and was returning to the residence where she lived.
The female told the deputies she lived in the residence with a male and her two year old daughter and both were in the home. When deputies served the search warrant they located the male, Christopher Michael Carr, 27 years old in the home. They also located the two year old child in the master bedroom of the home where dried marijuana and an assault rifle were located.
The couple told the deputies the marijuana was a medical marijuana grow.
Deputies continued their search of the property and residence. They located 176 growing marijuana pants approximately 2’ tall being grown indoors in a detached shop area. They also located four pounds of processed marijuana and approximately ten pounds of drying marijuana plants, approximately $3000 cash, scales, along with a Russian SKS and Mac-90 Assault rifle, two high capacity magazines, and a loaded 40 caliber semi-auto handgun.
Deputies called the Humboldt County Planning Department and Child Welfare Services who both responded to the residence. The Planning Department determined the electrical wiring was unpermitted and notified P.G. &E. to respond to the scene.
Christopher Michael Carr, 27 years old was arrested for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, child endangerment, illegal possession of an assault rifle, armed in the commission of a felony and illegal possession of a gun magazine. He was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where his bail was set at $50,000.00.
Deputies interviewed, identified and released the 28 year female and will be seeking a warrant for her arrest with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office and seeking the same charges as Carr.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.