Probation Search Yields Cash, Stash, and More

Arcata Police Dept. Press Release:

On 2/20/2013, police officers from the Arcata Police Department conducted a probation search of a motel room at Motel 6 on Valley West Blvd.  The person registered to the room was Barton Gonzalez, age 25. Gonzalez, who is on felony searchable probation, was also wanted on a felony charge for forgery.

Officers knocked on the motel room door and observed several subjects inside the room when Gonzalez answered the door. Upon identifying the persons in the room, the officers learned that one subject, Benjamin Crowder, age 32, had an outstanding felony warrant for a parole violation.

Both Gonzalez and Crowder were arrested on the outstanding felony warrants.

A third subject, Kevin Casey, age 29, was found to be in possession of prescription medication not prescribed to him, heroin, packaging for the sale of heroin and $4200 in cash. Casey was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of heroin for sales. 

All three subjects were booked into the Humboldt County Jail.

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