The first search warrant was served on a 40-acre parcel of property located off the 3200 block of Perry Meadow Road in Briceland at about 10 a.m. Officers located an outdoor marijuana garden on the property and seized 599 marijuana plants that ranged in size from two feet to three feet in height.
Officers also located methamphetamine, cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms in the residence, along with an AR-15 type, .223 caliber assault rifle with two high capacity magazines, a 12 gauge shotgun and a .45 caliber handgun. Also found was $40,000 in cash that was seized for possible asset forfeiture.
Officers arrested two suspects located on the property, identified as Jesus Guillermo Grass Martinez, age 35, and Juan Canas, age 23. Martinez was arrested for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana, possession and possession for sales of methamphetamine possession of cocaine, possession and possession for sales of psilocybin mushrooms and for being armed in the commission of a felony. Martinez's bail was set at $125,000.
Canas was arrested for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana. Canas also had an immigration hold placed on him for being in the United States illegally. A third suspect identified as Carrie Watcher-Martinez, age 40, who is the wife of Jesus Martinez, was cited and released at the scene for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana.
The second search warrant was served in the 9000 block of Wilder Ridge Road, Ettersburg at about 2:30 p.m. This property was under the control of Jesus Martinez. Officers located 195 outdoor marijuana plants growing on the property that ranged in size from five feet to eight feet in height. There were no suspects located on the property.
This case remains under investigation by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.
If anyone wants to report drug related activity they can contact Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095.
1. This safe full of cash, firearms and ammunition was found at the scene on Perry Meadow Road in Briceland last week.
2. Juan Canas
3. Jesus Guillermo Grass Martinez