A McKinleyville man was arrested yesterday after sheriff’s deputies found him in possession of more than 17 grams of methamphetamine. At about 2:00 yesterday morning, a sheriff’s deputy conducted a vehicle investigation of a sedan parked at Washington Ave. and Three Cabins Ln. in McKinleyville. As the deputy approached the vehicle a man who had been crouched down next to the passenger door suddenly stood up a started to walk away. The deputy asked the man, Houston K. Waters, 21, to walk back to the vehicle; he complied. There were two occupants inside the vehicle. A warrants check revealed that all three individuals were on probation. As additional deputies arrived to assist, Waters began fidgeting with his jacket. A deputy conducted a pat-search of Waters for officer safety. During the search Waters pulled away from the deputy and ran southbound on Washington. Deputies pursued him on foot and took Waters into custody. A further search of Waters revealed he was in possession of 17.2 grams of methamphetamine. Waters was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance for sale, resisting or obstructing a peace officer, and a probation violation. His bail has been set at $25,000 and he is expected to be arraigned by Friday.
The two occupants of the vehicle were released at the scene.