News Briefing October 4, 2023
Published on October 04, 2023
September 29th - DRUG SEIZURE AND ARRESTS MADE AT HUMBOLDT GAS STATION
On Friday in the early morning hours, YCSO Deputies responded to the Shell Station on Main Street and Hwy 69 in Humboldt for a report of an unconscious driver at the pumps. Upon arrival Deputies found a male and female in the vehicle unconscious and observed paraphernalia consistent with Fentanyl use. Deputies observed that the male subject had possibly stopped breathing and opened the vehicle and called for medical to respond, however as soon as the door was opened both male and female woke up. In the vehicle Fentanyl pills in plain view.
During the search 40 Fentanyl pills along with paraphernalia were found. Both suspects, 27-year-old Forrest Searles and his passenger 24-year-old Lexus Johnson, after being checked out by medical personnel, were booked on the possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of paraphernalia. Johnson was also booked on an outstanding warrant, and at the jail she was found in possession of 2 knifes and was charged with promoting contraband.
September 29th – YOUNG GIRLS HELP SAVE LIFE OF FRIEND
On Friday night, while finishing up a call about a juvenile party at Thumb Butte Lookout, YCSO Deputies were contacted by a few young females concerned for their 18-year-old friend who stated she was going to toss her phone and commit suicide. This friend was at the Thumb Butte party before she made the threat, and her Snapchat account showed her location out in the woods in a rugged and remote area with a 45-minute inactivity window.
With help from the girls, Deputies began searching the area near the Snapchat location marker and located the female in distress near a ledge on the ridgeline. She was intoxicated, suffering from minor lacerations, and indicated that she wanted to throw herself off the ledge. Deputies were able to talk her into coming with them and they transported her to a location where Lifeline could take her to the hospital.
The young lady is getting the help she needs, and her friends are to be commended for reporting their concerns, which most likely saved a life.