Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On March 27, 2022, at about 09:11 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol on the 1800 block of Central Avenue in McKinleyville conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.

While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Daniel Alan Byrd Jr., the deputy observed an open bag of approximately two pounds of cannabis underneath the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

Deputies detained Byrd Jr. and conducted a search of the vehicle for any additional prohibited substances. During the search of the vehicle, deputies located multiple ammunition rounds.

Byrd was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of cannabis (HS 11357(b)(2)), felon in possession of ammunition (PC 30305(a)) and possession of cannabis while driving (VC 23222(b)(1)).

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.