Humboldt CO. Drug Task Force Captures Man With 3.5 Pounds of Methamphetamine
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
For the past several months, agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force have been investigating a narcotics trafficker who was believed to be supplying large quantities of methamphetamine to persons in the Fortuna area.
On October 30, 2015, agents served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant in the 1700 block of Willow Drive, Fortuna. At the residence, agents contacted Edwin Amir PERAZA (Age 29) and a male juvenile. During a search of the residence, agents located approximately 3.5 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, approximately one ounce of suspected Cocaine, a digital scale, and packaging materials.
During the investigation, agents learned PERAZA had been investigated by the Arcata Police Department in 2012. The Arcata Police Department seized 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine and PERAZA was arrested and convicted for possession of approximately ¼ pound of methamphetamine.
PERAZA was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. PERAZA is being held without bail. The male juvenile was unrelated to PERAZA’s activities and was released to a family member.
Anyone with information for the Humboldt County Drug Task Force Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force Office at 707-444-8095.