'Suspicious Vehicle' Observation in Samoa Leads to Arrest of Man With Drugs and Outstanding Warrants, Sheriff's Office Says – Lost Coast Outpost

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Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Oct. 30, 2022, at about 10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Samoa area observed a suspicious occupied vehicle parked along Vance Avenue.
Deputies initiated an investigation into the vehicle and contacted two occupants, 37-year-old Quentin Laone Bell and 37-year-old Bianca Cassandra Welton. Bell initially gave deputies a false name. However, upon proper identification, deputies learned that Bell had outstanding warrants for his arrest. Welton was also found to have outstanding warrants.
During a search of Bell, Welton, and the vehicle incident to arrest, deputies located approximately 9 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and suspected fentanyl.
Bell was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)) and false identification to a peace officer (PC 148.9(a)), in addition to warrant charges of possession of a leaded cane (PC 22210), violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)) and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse (PC 273.5(a)).
Due to medical concerns, Welton was cited and released on charges of possession of a narcotic controlled substance (HS 11350(a)), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2).
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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