Eureka man arrested for cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Eureka resident on suspicion of cultivating and possessing marijuana for sale, according to authorities.

With assistance from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, deputies served a search warrant at a residence on the 2800 block of Hall Avenue on Thursday and found 28 growing marijuana plants, hash oil, suspected psilocybin mushrooms, 79 pounds of drying and processed marijuana, packing material, scales and around $7,400, according to the release.

Devi Louhenapessy, 30, was in the residence at the time the warrant was served. He told deputies the marijuana was for medical reasons but was arrested due to the amount located on the property, according to the release. Louhenapessy was taken to the Humboldt County jail and booked on suspicion of cultivating and possessing marijuana for sale. Bail was set at $25,000.

The sheriff's office has asked anyone with information on this case or related criminal activity to call them at 445-7251 or the crime tip line at 268-2539.