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Press release from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force:


On September 19th, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m., special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) were conducting an investigation in the community of King Salmon. From previous investigations, HCDTF agents were familiar with Eureka resident William James Clark (age 61) and knew that he currently has an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. Agents watched Clark briefly meet with an unknown Hispanic male, the two conducted a suspected narcotics deal, and then went their separate ways. Agents were able to follow Clark to the 500 block of Herrick Avenue, Eureka, and placed him under arrest for his warrant. Clark was searched incident to his arrest and was found to be in possession of approximately three ounces of suspected heroin.


Agents were also able to follow the unknown Hispanic male and observed him conduct maneuvers consistent with narcotics trafficking. With the information regarding the above suspected transaction with Clark, agents detained the subject during a traffic stop which occurred on Highway 101 at the Jordan Road exit, Redcrest. Agents were able to successfully secure a search warrant for the Hispanic male, later identified as Jesus Maurico Felix (age 25 from Sinaloa, Mexico), and his vehicle. Inside Felix’s vehicle agents located nearly $30,000 in U.S. currency. This currency is believed to be profits from narcotics sales and will be held pending asset forfeiture proceedings.

Felix was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) where it was learned that he initially provided false identification. It was determined that Felix has outstanding felony warrants from County of San Bernardino for narcotics violations. Felix will be held at the HCCF pending his extradition to San Bernardino.

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.