Oregon Man and Woman Booked on Heroin Charges in Arcata

This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Arcata police badgeOn 5/17/17 at about 8:06 AM, officers from the Arcata Police Department were dispatched to the area of Grant St and Baldwin St on a report of a suspicious vehicle.  The reporting party told APD there was drug paraphernalia in plain view associated with a female occupant inside of the vehicle.

APD officers arrived on scene and contacted the female occupant of the vehicle and they also observed drug paraphernalia in plain view.  Officers searched the vehicle based on the evidence in plain view and located approximately 2 Ounces of Heroin, a scale, and packaging material.  Karlie Dawn Geraghty, age 30 of Brooking, Or, was arrested for 11351 H&S – Possession of Heroin For Sale.

While officers were investigating, their attention was drawn to a second vehicle parked on Baldwin St.  Officers contacted the vehicle occupant who was identified as Kyle Mathew Rains, age 30 of Sweet Home, Or.  Rains returned with a felony warrant out of Oregon for a probation violation.  Incident to arrest, Officers located 3 ½ Ounces of Heroin.  Rains as additionally charged with 11351 H&S – Possession of Heroin For Sale.

During the investigation, Officers determined that Geraghty and Rains knew each other and had been traveling together from Oregon while both possessing sales quantities of Heroin.  They were additionally charged with 182 PC – Conspiracy to Commit a Crime.

Both Geraghty and Rains were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and were booked on the above charge.



  • Good! Scumbags! let’s see some mandatory minimum charges fed time. That shit ruins lives! Imo if your caught SELLING that shit or meth you should do 10 years. Mandatory rehab for use.

    • Sleepy Alligator

      Mandatory minimum sentencing ruins lives! We have judges for a reason and one is so they can use their professional knowledge and experience to decide what punishment is appropriate for criminals who have been found guilty. Many lives of non violent drug offenders were devastated by MM laws in the 90’s. Many judges throughout America also resigned because of these unfair laws. And we’re headed for another round of the same bullshit thanks to Sessions.

      • I agree to a certain point, but meth and heroin should have it if we have it at all, they seriously kill and ruin whole communities. Weed should not even be considered. I also belive addiction should be treated more as a disease or mental problem but I have no remorse for dealers selling death.

      • According to Sessions Cannabis is only “Slightly less horrible than Heroin” scary times ahead for States rights vs Federal over reaching to enforce the Federal laws against Cannabis!!!! Ya know, that horrid stuff that makes want to rape & kill & eat dead burnt bodies & feel the veins between your teeth!!! Thanks to Arlo Guthrie for that quote from Alice’s Restaurant!!!

  • Give them maximum prison terms, but to be served in Oregon.

  • Shoulda let them eat it!

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