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Date Released: 8/12/2013
Subject: Marijuana Investigation/Arrest
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201304102
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Blue Lake

On 08-12-2013, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search warrant at a residence located in the 300 block of Wiregrass Road, Blue Lake. When deputies arrived they met with the homeowner and suspect Matthew Frank Nutter, 50 years old. Deputies searched the property and residence and located three outdoor marijuana gardens and a greenhouse with marijuana plants. The plants ranged in size from 1 ½ feet tall to 6 feet tall. There were 39 marijuana plants growing in the greenhouse and 226 marijuana plants being grown outdoors. A search of the residence revealed five firearms, two shotguns, two rifles and a pistol. Nutter was arrested for cultivation of marijuana, maintaining a residence where marijuana is grown and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where his bail was set at $75,000.00.


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