Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Jan. 23, 2021, at about 11:12 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the area of the 700 block of Redwood Drive conducted a traffic stop on a van for a vehicle code violation.


The driver, 30-year-old Tyler Dylan Maupin of Redway, was found to be driving on an expired license and was on active probation with a search clause. During a search of Maupin, deputies located just under one gram of methamphetamine. During a search of Maupin’s vehicle, deputies located over 50 grams of heroin, over one pound of cannabis and items related to the sale of illegal substances. Additionally, deputies located and seized over $22,000 pursuant to asset forfeiture proceedings.

Maupin was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale (HS 11351), transportation/sale of a controlled substance (HS 11352(A)), possession of over 28.5 grams of cannabis (HS 11357(C)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(A)), driving without a license (VC 12500(A)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(A)(2)).  

A passenger in the vehicle was released on scene.

Anyone with information about 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.