Andrew Goff / @ 10:22 a.m. / Crime

Two Pounds of Meth Discovered During Traffic Stop Near Benbow; Two Arrested


Humboldt County Drug Task Force press release:

The Humboldt County Drug Task Force secured a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant for 44 year old Frank Slade and his vehicle, a white 2016 Hyundai Genesis.

On August 18th at around 8:00 P.M. Special Agents with the Task Force observed Mr. Slade driving his vehicle north bound Hwy 101 near Benbow. They conducted a traffic enforcement stop and detained Mr. Slade and his passenger, 41 year old Melissa Bauer.

Ms. Bauer admitted to being in possession of a methamphetamine pipe and approximately ½ an ounce of methamphetamine, which Agents located on her person.

With the assistance of the Humboldt County District Attorney Investigator’s narcotics detection K-9, Special Agents located 2.21 pounds of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside a large speaker box.

Mr. Slade was placed under arrest for transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. Ms. Bauer was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia. Both were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked on the above listed charges.

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444- 8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268- 2539.


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