On Friday, Dec. 28, Humboldt County Drug Task Force agents served a Humboldt County superior court search warrant on a residence in the 500 block of Gatliff in Eureka after receiving several complaints from neighbors in the area. When the search warrant was served agents located 254 growing marijuana plants ranging in height from six inches to three feet growing in the garage and a bedroom, along with two pounds of processed marijuana bud.
The agents located five people in the residence, two adults, identified as Jason Wayne Kyle, 37 years old, and Renelda Faye Prudhomme, 34 years old. There were also two 7-year-old twin boys and a 17-year-old female in the residence.
Due to electrical fire hazards at the marijuana growing operation, the Humboldt County building and planning department and Pacific Gas and Electric were notified. The building and planning department responded and told the agents it was a fire and electrical hazard. Electrical service to the residence was shut off.
Both Prudhomme and Kyle were arrested for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and child endangerment. They were transported to the Humboldt County correctional facility. Prudhomme was booked and released, Kyle was held on $50,000 bail.
Humboldt County Child Welfare Service was notified and responded to the scene to take custody of the children due to the electrical and fire hazard associated with the marijuana growing operation.
Anyone with information for the sheriff’s office regarding this case or criminal related activity is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 445-7251 or the sheriff’s office crime tip line at 268-2539.
1. Renelda Faye Prudhomme
2. Jason Wayne Kyle