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2 arrested after child welfare check turns up meth, marijuana

Children taken by child welfare services

WILLOW CREEK, Calif. - Two men were arrested and two children were taken into custody by Child Welfare Services Thursday after a child welfare check led deputies to a slew of illegal drugs.

On Nov. 9 at around 1:15 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to the 100 block of Sunset Lane in Willow Creek to conduct a welfare check on 35-year-old Terrance Reeves's children.  

Child Welfare Services responded as well, and requested the joint response, according to deputies.

Sheriff's deputies conducting the welfare check said they knew Terrance was on federal searchable probation and had a felony federal warrant out for his arrest.

Terrance was located at the residence and taken into custody on his warrant. During a search of the property, four additional subjects were located in an outbuilding, deputies said.  

One of the subjects was 40-year-old Jeremiah Ward who deputies said was on searchable probation. Ward had 2.3 ounces of methamphetamine hidden in his sock and a meth pipe was located in his jacket pocket, officials said.

Additionally, just over 16 pounds of processed marijuana bud was located in the outbuilding, along with another meth pipe, two digital scales and packaging material.  Terrance was arrested for his warrant, plus providing a place to unlawfully manufacture, store, or distribute a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Jeremiah was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation.  

The two children were taken into custody by child welfare according to deputies.


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