Hank Sims / Friday, Sept. 1 @ 11:10 a.m. / Crime
Drug Task Force Bust Up Rio Dell/Fortuna Narcotics Network; One Arrested for Possession, Sales, Transportation of Heroin, Meth
From the Humboldt County Drug Task Force:
Special Agents with the Drug Task Force were granted a search warrant for two residences and three vehicles related to the distribution and transportation of narcotics. On August 31st, at about 10:00 A.M. Special Agents with assistance from Detectives with Eureka Police Departments Problem Oriented Policing Unit and a D.A.’s Investigator and his K-9 served the warrant.
The target of the investigation, 40 year old Juan Reyes-Perez, was spotted driving one of the vehicles listed on the search warrant, north bound Hwy 101 at Humboldt Hill. A traffic stop was conducted and the vehicle was searched pursuant to the warrant.
With the assistance of the K-9, Special Agents located approximately 3 ounces of suspected methamphetamine and just over 2 ounces of suspected heroin hidden within the vehicle.
Reyes-Perez was arrested and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of a narcotic for sales, transportation of a narcotics, possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance.
The first residence searched was in the 100 block of First Avenue in Rio Dell. At this residence Special Agents located a digital scale, packaging materials and other items associated with the distribution of narcotics. In addition Special Agents located $6,835.00 in U.S. Currency hidden within the residence.
At the second residence, which was located in the 2100 block of Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna Special Agents located evidence linking Reyes-Perez to the residence along with pay and owe sheets. They also located $45,673.00 in U.S. Currency. All of the U.S. Currency was seized as it is believed to be proceeds from the sale of narcotics.
This investigation is ongoing and future arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.