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Date Released: 5/12/2009
Subject: Shots Fired at Sheriff's Deputies - Update
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200903105
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Willow Creek

As released earlier, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired near School and Anderson Road in McKinleyville. Further investigation revealed that a group had met at the intersection of School and Anderson to conduct a marijuana sale. During the transaction, one of the two buyers returned to his nearby vehicle (the gold Jeep Grand Cherokee) and returned with an AK-47. The second buyer produced a handgun. One of the suspects ordered everyone to the ground in the middle of the street. They took approximately 14 pounds of marijuana and left. As they drove away they fired several shots from the vehicle. There were no reported injuries.

Two large plastic bags containing processed marijuana were found near the Jeep at the Willow Creek scene.