Photos: HCSO.

From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On September 16th, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF), with the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at a residence located in the 100 block of Empire Avenue, Redway. HCDTF received numerous complaints of suspected drug trafficking at this location and launched an investigation. Due to the proximity of a nearby elementary school, HCDTF prioritized these complaints and took swift action.


Upon arrival, agents detained two occupants inside the residence. During their search of the residence, agents located approximately ¾ of a pound of methamphetamine and a small amount of suspected heroin. Through their investigation, agents identified Inez Cohen (age 58) as the main suspect in narcotics distribution and placed her under arrest.

Cohen was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked for possession of controlled substances for sales and operating / maintaining a residence for the purpose of narcotics distribution.

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.