Manila Park Pound Score Leads DTF To So Much More – March 19, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

William Thaddeus Link

MANILA – On Friday, March 16 at about 12:15 p.m. an undercover Humboldt County Drug Task Officer allegedly purchased three-quarters of a pound of marijuana from William Thaddeus Link, 47, at the Manila Community Park in Manila for  $ 1,875.

After the purchase of marijuana, Link was arrested for possession of marijuana for sales. Link was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and his bail was set at $25,000.

Humboldt County Drug Task Force Officers a then located Link’s residence in the 300 block of Lupin Drive, Manila. The residence was secured for a search warrant. After a search warrant was obtained officers searched the residence and seized 44 growing marijuana plants that ranged in size from one foot to four feet in height from an indoor marijuana growing room inside of the residence.

Officers contacted Humboldt County Building and Planning Department, because of a possible electrical fire hazard regarding the construction of the indoor marijuana growing room. Humboldt County Building and Planning Department then responded to the scene. Humboldt County Building and Planning Department then determined that there was a fire hazard regarding the indoor marijuana growing operation. PG&E was then contacted to have the electrical service turned off to the residence

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