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Date Released: 2/1/2012
Subject: Drug Arrest
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201200400
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Hydesville

On 1-31-2012, approximately 7:45 a.m. the Sheriffs Office Community Response Unit served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant after receiving citizen complaints about drug activity at a residence in the 3100 block of Greybrook Lane, Hydesville, which was near a daycare center. When the warrant was served the deputies located 113 growing marijuana plants, approximately 33 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for sale, a scale, a rifle, a handgun and $3,800.00 in cash. Deputies also located items consistent with the manufacturing of Hash, including 141 empty butane bottles. Deputies arrested Thomas Dennis Miranda, 58 years old and Sarah Rachel Miranda, 31 years old and Matthew Gary Caston, 31 years old. They were all booked into the Humboldt County Correctional facility on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a firearm while committing a felony, cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. Their bail is set at $500,000.00.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or criminal related activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line 707-268-2539.

Mike Downey
Sheriff