Humboldt County Drug Task Force press release: 

On August 15th , 2022, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) with the assistance of the Arcata Police Department (APD) made a traffic stop on a vehicle as it arrived at a motel in the 4900 block of Valley West Dr. in Arcata. The HCDTF had information that the occupants of the vehicle were transporting a large quantity of methamphetamine. Three people were detained without incident.

HCDTF Agents obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. During the vehicle search agents located 1/2 pound of methamphetamine and a digital scale. HCDTF Agents placed Alex Stinnett (34 years old from Redway) under arrest. The other two occupants were released at the scene. Stinnett was transported to the Humboldt County Jail where he was booked for the following charges:

  • 11378 H&S Possession of methamphetamine for sale
  • 11379 H&S Transportation of methamphetamine

The HCDTF would like to thank the Arcata Police Department for their assistance with this investigation. 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.