Suspicious device not a pipe bomb

MCKINLEYVILLE >> On Tuesday, July 2, at approximately 8:30 p.m., two Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies detained three adults and conducted a probation search at a 2331 Central Avenue, McKinleyville. While conducting the search, one of the deputies discovered what appeared to be a pipe bomb made of gray pipe.

As a precaution the Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad was called to the scene, along with additional deputies. Arcata Fire Department and was requested to stage nearby. Surrounding residences were evacuated. The Bomb Squad determined the item was not a pipe bomb, but appeared to be an item used to manufacture concentrated cannabis.

There were no arrests made and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.