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Tubbs Hill pot bust lands 20-year-old in jail

Staff Writer | May 19, 2020 1:00 AM

A 20-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was arrested at Tubbs Hill Saturday and charged by police with selling marijuana cigarettes and bags of cannabis to minors.

Caleb M. Henriksen is being held in the Kootenai County jail on $10,000 bail.

Police said they were patrolling around Tubbs Hill around 11 p.m. when they saw a car with no license plates parked in the 11th Street parking lot.

Officers checked the car and saw what appeared to be a 1911 Model .45-caliber handgun pressed between the driver’s seat and the middle console. Officers also observed an open container of beer and marijuana products in plain view inside the car, according to a police report.

Police waited for the car’s occupants and soon, police said, five men walked from the park’s trail system to the car.

When officers asked Henriksen, the vehicle’s owner, if there was more marijuana inside he told them he had a “decent amount.”

Officers found 15 pre-rolled marijuana joints in the car as well as an ounce and a half of loose marijuana in separate baggies inside the vehicle along with what appeared to be an AR-15 rifle, and another firearm-lookalike. Police said the firearms were BB guns.

Henriksen, who appeared in court Monday, told police he used the marijuana for his PTSD, before admitting he sold it to friends, police said.

He purchased the pot “from people in Spokane,” he said, according to a police report.

The others in the group appeared intoxicated and many were minors, police said.

If he doesn’t post bail, Henriksen will have a probable cause hearing within 14 days.