Motel Room Mini-Siege Yields Entirely Predictable Result, Plus Pot Poundage – December 26, 2011
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THREE SUBJECTS ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA FOR SALE AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
On Sunday, December 25, 2011, at approximately 11:20 pm, Officers contacted and arrested 35 year old James Bauer of Arcata for a felony warrant for Parole Violation. That arrest led to a room at a Motel on Valley West Blvd. In their subsequent investigation, APD Officers contacted and detained an associate of Bauer’s; 21 year old Jarame Johnson of McKinleyville. Officers determined that Bauer and two associates were renting a room at the motel and were suspected of sales of controlled substances.
Agents from the California Department of Corrections, Eureka Parole Office were contacted and instructed the Officers to search the motel room. The room had been locked from the inside and the occupant did not cooperate when the Officers announced their presence and asked for them to open the door. The Officers worked with the motel staff and were unable to gain entry to the room. Once the door was forced open, 22 year old Michael Loughry, of McKinleyville was taken into custody without incident.
During their investigation and search of the room, the Officers discovered several pounds of processed Marijuana, as well as packaging and materials consistent with Marijuana sales. An illegal weapon and a small amount of Methamphetamine were also discovered in the room.
Bauer, Johnson and Loughry were all taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Conspiracy, Possession of Marijuana for sale and Possession of Methamphetamine. Bauer was also charged with possession of an illegal weapon, as well as the parole violation.