Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:


On June 27, 2019, at about 11:19 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the 3300 block of Blue Lake Boulevard observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a turnout along the roadway.

The deputy contacted two subjects occupying the vehicle and learned that both subjects were on felony probation with a search clause. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found drug paraphernalia and small amounts of various narcotics inside. Just outside of the vehicle’s passenger door deputies located approximately 4.2 ounces of heroin, which is believed to have been tossed out of the vehicle by the passenger during the course of the deputy’s investigation.

The vehicle’s passenger, 45-year-old Muhamed Barri Oliver of Eureka, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sales and violation of probation.

The driver of the vehicle was released at the scene.

This case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.