Friday, October 2, 2009

Twin pot busts in Ferndale

Sara Farley arrested, Jason Farley still at large

Humboldt Sentinel staff


Plants, bud, shake, money and guns were seized during a busy day yesterday for the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, which served dual warrants in Ferndale against properties owned by Jason Oscar Farley and his wife.

Sara Diane Farley, 30, was arrested at her home on the 500 block of Shaw Avenue on cultivation and possession charges, but her husband was nowhere to be found and is wanted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office on similar charges. In the course of their search of the home, law enforcement discovered $7,200 in cash which was seized for asset forfeiture, along with three handguns and two rifles.

Prior to the arrest, officers arrived at the Farley’s 158 acre parcel off Crosby Road, where they seized 44 marijuana plants growing outdoors, each approximately four to six feet in height. The weight of these plants combined was 660 pounds, according to HCSO sergeant Wayne Hanson. Officers also seized 34 pounds of marijuana shake and 22 pounds of drying bud from the property.

An arrest warrant is expected to be issued today by the District Attorney against Jason Farley, while Sara Farley was transported and booked into county jail yesterday on $50,000 bail.

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