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Date Released: 4/11/2008
Subject: Methamphetamine Arrests
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200802039
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Phillipsville

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people yesterday after serving two search warrants in Phillipsville. At about 7:00 a.m. Sheriff’s Deputies and agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served the two warrants simultaneously at two residences at the Deer Horn Lodge Trailer Park. Inside one residence deputies and agents found 44 grams of methamphetamine, seven grams of mushrooms, three firearms, scales and drug packaging supplies, and two stolen chainsaws. Arrested at this residence were John Turkovich, 47, and Kathleen Miles, 48. They were booked for possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm, and providing a place for the distribution of a controlled substance. Turkovich and Miles each have a bail set at $30,000 and are expected to be arraigned Monday.

At the second residence deputies and agents found almost 22 grams of methamphetamine, 17.3 grams of concentrated cannabis, 14.71 ounces of marijuana, and an illegal weapon (a knife with a brass-knuckles handle). Patrick James Ellis, 41, was arrested and booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of concentrated cannabis, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining place for the distribution of a controlled substance, and possession of an illegal weapon. He posted bail in the amount of $25,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on April 24, 2008.