Cocaine Connection From Costa Rica to Arcata and Fortuna, Says Drug Task Force
See our earlier post wondering what was up in Fortuna for more information.
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:
In early August 2016 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security regarding a package containing approximately 3 ounces of suspected cocaine that had been shipped to an address in Arcata from Costa Rica. The Drug Task Force began an investigation into the parcel and its recipients.
Based on that investigation a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant was obtained for a residence on the 800 block of Crescent Way in Arcata. The warrant was served on Friday, August 19, and led to the arrest of Kyle Richard Jack Callihan, age 25, who was charged with 11350 H&S; possession of cocaine, and 11351 H&S; possession of cocaine for sale.
Further investigation revealed at least one additional involved person, and another search warrant was obtained. On Thursday, August 25, that warrant was served on the 1100 block of Angel Heights Drive in Fortuna. Christopher Patrick Harbin, age 38, was detained at the house. Harbin’s 8 and 11 year old children were also at the house.
A search revealed concentrated cannabis, an indoor marijuana grow containing 393 plants, and evidence linking Harbin to the shipment of cocaine. Harbin was arrested and charged with 11350 H&S, possession of cocaine, 11351 H&S; possession of cocaine for sale, 11357(a); possession of concentrated cannabis, 11358 H&S; cultivation of marijuana, and 273a(a)PC; child endangerment.
This investigation is ongoing.
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.