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Date Released: 2/9/2006
Subject: Marijuana Investigation
Contact: Sgt. W. Hanson
Case No#: 200600831
Released By: Sgt. Hanson

Location: Fortuna

On 02-08-2006 at 7:00 pm the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration with another search warrant at Eddie Lane Shields residence located off Dick Smith Lane, Fortuna. Officers, through their continual investigation on Eddie Shields, learned that there might be a large amount of money hidden at the residence from recent drug sales.

When officers served the search warrant no subjects were located on the property. Officers located approximately $ 40,000 dollars in twenty-dollar bills hidden inside a dresser in one of the bedrooms. The money was seized by DEA for asset seizure.

Eddie Shields is currently being held in Federal Custody in San Francisco on no bail for marijuana related offenses.