HCSO Press Release
On 03-27-2014, at approximately 9:50 a.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling the Fairhaven Boat Ramp saw a white 1997 Chrysler Concorde parked with a blanket covering the windows.
The deputy initiated contact with the occupants of the vehicle to check their welfare. The deputy spoke with the male driver who said he and the female covered the vehicles windows for privacy. The male driver identified himself as Dusty Wayne Titus, 28 years old and said he was a transient. Titus also told the deputy he was on probation out of Siskiyou County and had recently been released on his own recognizance from Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Titus also told the deputy he had an appointment with his probation officer in a few hours.
The deputy confirmed Titus was on felony probation with a search clause, and that Titus had been released on his own recognizance, by the court, on three different cases on 3-14-2014. The deputy detained Titus and spoke with the female..
The female was identified as Susan Yvette Crowl, 38 years old, from Fortuna. The deputy asked Crowl if there was anything illegal in the car. She told the deputy there were some glass pipes used to smoke methamphetamine in the vehicle, along with a digital scale and showed them to the deputy. Crowl told the deputy she also had some methamphetamine concealed in her bra which she removed and gave to the deputy. Crowl was arrested for possession of the methamphetamine.
The deputy searched the vehicle and located additional methamphetamine, dried marijuana, hash and Oxycontin pills. Over one gram of methamphetamine, 15 grams of hash, and 47 Oxycontin pills were located and seized by the deputy.
Titus and Crowl were both arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked on possession of a controlled substance, possession for sale of a controlled substance, possession of concentrated cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Titus was also booked on a charge of violation of probation. Their bail was set at $50,000.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.