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Date Released: 12/28/2012
Subject: Marijuana Investigation
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: DTF HC12-147
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Eureka

On 12-28-2012, Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant on a residence in the 500 block of Gatliff, Eureka after receiving several complaints from neighbors in the area. When the search warrant was served agents located 254 growing marijuana plants ranging in height from 6 to 3 growing in the garage and a bedroom, along with two pounds of processed marijuana bud.
The agents located five people in the residence, two adults, identified as Jason Wayne Kyle, 37 years old and Renelda Faye Prudhomme, 34 years old. There were also seven year old two twin boys and a seventeen year old female in the residence.
Due to electrical fire hazards at the marijuana grow operation, the Humboldt County Building and Planning Department and Pacific Gas and Electric were notified. The Building and Planning Department responded and told the agents it was a fire and electrical hazard. Electrical service to the residence was shut off. Both adults, Prudhomme and Kyle were arrested for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and child endangerment. They were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Prudhomme was booked and released, Kyle was held on $50,000.00 bail.
Humboldt County Child Welfare Service was notified and responded to the scene to take custody of the children due to the electrical and fire hazard associated with the marijuana growing operation.
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 at 707-268-2539. If you live in the City Limits of Eureka the Eureka Police Problem Oriented Policing Unit can be reached at 707-441-4373


Mike Downey
Sheriff