On 3-28-2013, approximately 8:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Unit assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force ( H.C.D.T.F.) served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant at residence in the 2500 block of Knox Cove Road, McKinleyville. The search warrant was obtained after a month long investigation initiated by a crime tip on the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line.
When deputies served the search warrant they located approximately three pounds of marijuana bud packaged for sale and 165 growing marijuana plants ranging for 3’ to 4’ in height being grown in the residence. The deputies also located packaging material and a scale, along with evidence the marijuana was being grown for sale.
The Humboldt County Building Department was notified and responded to the scene. They determined the electricity to the marijuana grow was a fire hazard and PG&E was notified to respond.
Deputies arrested Wilbur Clark Springer IV, 43 years old was arrested for cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale. Lisa Springer, 36 years old was issued a notice to appear for cultivation and possession for sale of marijuana. This was to allow Lisa to care for their children. Wilber was transported and booked in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where his bail was set at $25,000.00.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Mike Downey Sheriff