Whip-it Arrest in Fortuna Leads Law Enforcement to $81K, Cocaine, Hash Oil, and 100 Pounds of Marijuana
A traffic stop on the evening of November 2 in Fortuna allegedly led to an arrest in Shelter Cove on the 10th. According to Special Agent Tim Dias of the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, Fortuna Police located a number of Whip-Its “and large amount of U.S. currency” when Southern Humboldt man Brahm Andrews was searched after being stopped for public intoxication. Andrews was arrested for possession of the Whip-Its.
The Humboldt County Drug Task Force continued to investigate the incident, Dias explained. Further investigation led them to a home in Shelter Cove that appeared to have a marijuana growing operation there, Dias said, “and a warrant was issued.”
Midmorning on November 10, the Drug Task Force served the warrant. There were 12 people at the residence including Brahm Andrews, two other males, and “nine Asian females on scene processing marijuna,” Dias said. Andrews was arrested but the others were not. Several of the Asian females were foreign nationals, according to Dias.
On site was discovered multiple illegal items, he said. There was over 100 pounds of processed marijuana weighed for sale, three ounces of cocaine packaged in one ounce increments, over a half pound of butane hash oil, and one firearm, according to Dias. Officers located another large sum of US currency. With that located in Fortuna earlier, the sum totalled around $81,000.
Although only Andrews was arrested at the scene, Dias explained, “there are some other subjects forwarded to the [District Attorney’s Office] for review.”