From the Humboldt County Drug Task Force:

On April 5th, 2021, at approximately 2:00 A.M., special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF), with the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), made a traffic stop on Shaun Maurice Stringfellow (40 years old from Piercy) in the 700 block of Highway 101 in Piercy. The HCDTF had been investigating Stringfellow for approximately one month for transporting fentanyl from San Francisco into Humboldt County, and then selling fentanyl in the Garberville area. HCDTF Agents had obtained a search warrant for Stringfellow and his vehicle.

During the search of Stringfellow’s vehicle agents located approximately 1 ½ ounces of Fentanyl (44 grams) underneath the dashboard of the car. Stringfellow admitted to agents that he travelled to San Francisco, purchased the fentanyl and transported it back to Humboldt County. Stringfellow was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Jail where he was booked for the following charges:

  • H&S 11351 Possession of controlled substances for sale

  • H&S 11352(a) Transportation of controlled substances for sale

  • H&S 11352(b) Transportation of controlled substances across non-contiguous counties

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976.