VALLEY WEST – On Sunday, August 5 at approximately 6:58 p.m., officers of the Arcata Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation on northbound U.S. Highway 101 from Giuntoli Lane.
The traffic stop yielded one ounce of methamphetamine packaged for sales, scales, extra packaging material and a hypodermic needle.
26-year-old Aaron Riley was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine for sales and a parole violation. 28-year-old Derlyn Riley was taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia and a violation of her probation.
While conducting a follow-up investigation at the Arcata Motel 6 at approximately 11:26 p.m., officers contacted Derlyn Riley in one of the rooms after she had been booked and released from the Humboldt County Jail.
During the contact, officers located methamphetamine and hypodermic needles in the room. Riley was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as another violation of her probation.
36-year-old Tommy Horton was also contacted and taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
All suspects were booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.