Timothy Richard Long (left) and Tammy Joanne Ryan | Images courtesy HCSO

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Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Nov. 29, 2019, at about 1:21 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of Second and A Streets in McKinleyville conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.

During this traffic stop, the Sheriff’s Office K9 Team was deployed to conduct a free air sniff for narcotics. While conducting this operation, HCSO K9 Yahtzee alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics inside of the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies located approximately 6.5 ounces of methamphetamine.

The two occupants of the vehicle, 40-year-old Timothy Richard Long and 45-year-old Tammy Joanne Ryan, were arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of transportation of a controlled substance for sales (HS 11379(a)).

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Yahtzee the K9 officer and his quarry.