KELSEYVILLE – LAKE COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force has interrupted yet another family business in the small town of Kelseyville.
This morning at 7:20 am, James Russell Samson, 44, and his wife Susan Nalani Samson, 46, were greeted by the detectives, who were serving a search warrant obtained a week ago on suspicion of drug activity at their home on Clark Drive. They found both suspects at home, Susan sleeping in the room they shared with their 2-year-old child, whose crib was pulled up right next to their bed. According to Steve Brooks of the Sheriff’s Department, there was also a coin purse right next to the bed and crib, which contained 10 grams of methamphetamine and a glass pipe. A pack of cigarettes and a lighter were there too, but were not considered as evidence.
In another bedroom of the house, the detectives found evidence of a meth sales operation, including 6 ounces of meth, a digital scale, and packaging materials. A revolver was also located back in the master bedroom, but it was inside a safe.
The couple were interviewed during the search, and admitted to selling methamphetamine. Both were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale. Susan was also charged with child endangerment due to the drug being in easy reach of the child in the crib, and with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The revolver taken into evidence will be submitted for review once it is determined who it belonged to and it it warranted any violations for its possession.
The Samsons were both booked at the Hill Road Correctional Facility, and the child presumably placed into protective custody, and hopefully in the care of a relative not in the drug business. The Lake County Narcotics Task force has stated their continued goal to eradicate narcotics from the county and seize profits of illegal drug trafficking. They have asked anyone with information to assist in this seemingly uphill battle to contact them at 707-263-3663, anonymous tips gladly accepted…