Hank Sims / @ 4:28 p.m. / Crime

Meth Chase on the Wildcat! Ferndale PD Finds Drugs and Money in Tossed Baggie

From the Ferndale Police Department:

Today at approximately 1250 hours, Ferndale Police Officers initiated a traffic enforcement stop on 54 year old Petrolia resident, Cory Wayne Reeves on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Wildcat Avenue in Ferndale. Reeves failed to stop after the officer sounded his lights and sirens. Reeves sped his vehicle up and engaged in a short vehicle pursuit S/B Wildcat Avenue towards Petrolia. Speeds reached approximately 50 miles per hour. Reeves attempted to pass a motor vehicle traveling in front of his vehicle; but he was unsuccessful due to the narrowness of the roadway.

As the Ferndale Police Officer pursued Reeves’ vehicle, the officer saw Reeves discard a plastic bag out of the driver side window. Shortly after Reeves discarded the item, Reeves yielded his vehicle. Within minutes a second Ferndale Police Officer arrived on scene for assistance. During the officer’s investigation, they recovered a plastic bag containing 28 grams (1 ounce) of suspected methamphetamine and over two thousand dollars in cash. Reeves was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

  • Health and Safety code: 11377 Possession of methamphetamine.
  • Health and Safety code: 11378 Possession of methamphetamine for sales.
  • Health and Safety code: 11379(a) Transportation of methamphetamine.
  • Health and Safety code: 11364 Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Vehicle Code section: 2800.1 Attempting to evade a police officer in a motor vehicle.
  • Vehicle Code section: 12500(a) Driving while unlicensed.



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