Fortuna resident Ralph Goodner, age, 49, was arrested on federal charges of marijuana cultivation and possession of for sales of marijuana in June of 2001. The Drug Enforcement Administration out of San Francisco arrested Goodner with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for cultivating 5,914 marijuana plants indoors on property located in Alderpoint.
Goodner since pled guilty in Federal Court in San Francisco for cultivating and possession of marijuana for sales. On January 11, 2005, Federal Court Judge Susan Illston sentenced Goodner to forty-one months in federal prison. Goodner will begin serving his sentence in May of 2005.