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HCSO: 2 women arrested in Trinidad for carrying illegal guns, weapons

LEFT: Leslie Warren Carlson, 38; RIGHT: Kayla Kathrin Harris-Adkins, 28

Two women were arrested in Trinidad Wednesday after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of illegal weapons, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

Around 11 a.m. on April 11 a deputy with the HCSO saw a truck with expired registration traveling south on Scenic Drive near Wa-Ray Road in Trinidad. While conducting a traffic stop, the deputy learned that the passenger of the vehicle was on probation with a search clause.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies found two loaded pistols, one of which had the serial number removed, metal knuckles and a weighted metal baton, the HCSO said.

According to deputies, the driver, 38-year-old Leslie Warren Carlson of Arcata was arrested on the following charges: Carrying a loaded firearm without being the registered owner, tampering with identification marks on a firearm, possession of a billy club, possession of metal knuckles, driving on a suspended license and driving with expired registration.

The passenger, 28-year-old Kayla Kathrin Harris-Adkins of Miranda was arrested on the following charges: Person prohibited in possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm without being the registered owner, tampering with the identification marks on a firearm, possession of a billy club, possession of metal knuckles and violation of probation.

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