On Monday, Nov. 26 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force conducted a probation search at a motel room located at the Royal Inn on 5th Street, Eureka. Agent’s contacted three subjects in the motel room identified as Casey Marie Hunter, age 31, Robert Eric Tyson, age 31, and Steven Michael Ridley, age 27.
When agents searched the motel room they located about 50 vicodin pills that agents learned were being sold for two dollars a pill, three pounds of marijuana, one-half ounce of methamphetamine, a methamphetamine smoking pipe and a loaded .22 caliber revolver.
Agents arrested Tyson for being armed in commission of a felony, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of vicodin for sales, possession of marijuana for sale and for violation of probation. He was taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and his bail was set at $50,000.
Agents arrested Ridley for an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for a narcotic violation, for possession of methamphetamine, for violation of probation and for possession of a methamphetamine smoking pipe. Ridley was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and was being held without bail, because of his outstanding arrest warrant.
Agents also arrested Hunter for possession of a methamphetamine smoking pipe. Hunter was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked and released on her promise to appear in court.
This case is still under investigation by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.
1. Casey Marie Hunter
2. Robert Eric Tyson
3. Steven Michael Ridley