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Woman arrested with pot, homemade shotgun, nunchucks in Crescent City

CRYSTAL ANN CLAYPOOL

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. - A Crescent City woman was arrested Friday night on weapons and drug charges after California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers found and seized marijuana and homemade weapons from her. 

According to the CHP, on Dec. 15 at around 11:49 p.m., 35-year-old Crystal Ann Claypool was parked in her vehicle on the shoulder of Highway 101 about 5 miles south of Crescent City, when officers contacted her to check on her welfare. 

After smelling what they believed to be marijuana, officers searched Claypool's vehicle and found 34 pounds of marijuana, a homemade shotgun and a pair of nunchucks, the CHP said.  

Claypool was subsequently arrested and booked into the Del Norte County Correctional Facility on the following charges: Possession of a controlled substance for sale, transporting/selling a controlled substance, possession, sale, or manufacturing of a dangerous weapon, possession of a short-barreled shotgun under 18 inches long, and the possession, sale or manufacture of nunchucks. 

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