Hank Sims / Wednesday, Jan. 3 @ 4 p.m. / Crime
Drug Task Force Busts Two 50-Somethings With Heroin and Scales During Redway Traffic Stop
From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
Acting on a tip, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force responded to the Redway area in an attempt to locate 52-year-old Kevin Sampson. Agents knew that Sampson had an active felony warrant for his arrest for possession of a narcotic for sales.
At about 3 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2018 Agents spotted Sampson driving a truck on Redwood Drive in Redway. They requested a Sheriff’s Deputy conduct a stop on the vehicle, which he did. Sampson was taken into custody for his warrant and searched subsequent to his arrest.
Agents found on his person approximately ½ ounce of suspected heroin, a digital scale and other evidence of sales. He was placed under arrest for his warrant, possession of a narcotic for sale and transportation of a narcotic. He was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked on the above listed charges.
Sampson’s passenger, 54-year-old Rodney Mixon was also placed under arrest for misdemeanor warrants and transported to the Correctional Facility for booking. 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.