Press release from the Fortuna Police Department:

On March 8, 2023 at approximately 1030 hours, the Fortuna Police Department responded the 500 block of 9th street, to conduct a probation compliance search of a residence belonging to 39-year old Jarrett James Stergiou.

Upon arriving, Officers contacted Stergiou and located the following items inside his home during a probation compliance check.

1. Approximately one hundred pounds of marijuana, which included several pounds of processed and packaged marijuana for sales.
2. Psilocybin Mushrooms
3. Live handgun ammunition
4. Approximately $45,000.00 dollars in U.S. Currency

Mr. Stergiou denied ownership of the cash and it was further determined that Stergiou is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Mr. Stergiou was subsequently arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for the following charges:

1. California Penal Code 30305(a)(1)- Felon in possession of ammunition
2. California Penal Code 1203.2(a)- Probation violation
3. Health and Safety Code 11377(a)- Possession of a controlled substance
4. Health and Safety Code 11359(b)- Possession of marijuana for sales
5. Health and Safety Code 11357(b)- Possession of over 1 ounce/28.5 grams of marijuana

The Fortuna Police Department was assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and the Humboldt County Marijuana Eradication Team. Any questions regarding this incident can be directed to the Patrol Commander, Lieutenant Matthew Eberhardt at (707)-725-7550.