$155,000 Seized Along With Drugs and Firearm in 7 Raids
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:
On May 5, 2016 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Siskyou County Unified Major Investigations Team, Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol Warrant Service Team and the Drug Enforcement Administration served seven Humboldt County Superior Court search warrants.
The search warrants were related to an ongoing investigation into a narcotics trafficking and distribution operation being conducted in the Scotia, Rio Dell and Fortuna areas. As a result of the warrants approximately three pounds of methamphetamine and one pound of heroin were seized. Along with this was evidence of sales including scales, packaging material and prepackaged narcotics. Additionally, Agents seized over $155,000 in U.S. currency as proceeds of narcotics sales and a .38 caliber semi-automatic pistol.
Four individuals were arrested in connection with this investigation:
33 year old Jose Miguel Cabrera Miranda was arrested and booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale and maintaining a residence for the purposes of distributing controlled substances.
21 year old David Miranda Cruz was arrested and booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, criminal conspiracy and maintaining a residence for the purposes of distributing a controlled substance.
While Agents were conducting their investigation at a residence in the 300 block of Dixie Street in Rio Dell another subject approached the residence on foot. He was identified as 33 year old Luis Alberto Rodriguez Sanchez and the Agents learned he had a felony warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and booked for his warrant.
This investigation is ongoing and future arrest are anticipated. Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.