3.6 Pounds of Heroin Found in False Compartment of Vehicle

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Oscar Andres Carranza

On April 3rd, 2018, at about 7:30 A.M. Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Fortuna Police Department, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, and a Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office K-9 served a search warrant at the 2000 block of Spring Street in Eureka and the 500 block of 16th Street in Fortuna.

During the service of the search warrant in Eureka, Agents located approximately 3.6 pounds of heroin that was found in a false compartment in a vehicle at the residence. This vehicle was listed on the search warrant as well as the residences. Oscar Andres CarranzaAgents arrested 21-year old Oscar Andres Carranza for possession for sale of heroin, transportation and sales of heroin, and use of a false compartment in a vehicle. Agents also located a digital scale and packaging materials inside the home in Eureka.

Andres-Carranza was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional facility where he was booked for the above listed charges.

This was a month-long investigation into heroin sales in the Fortuna and Eureka areas. 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.

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