Tip Leads DTF to Arrest a Suspect on a Felony Warrant

Arrest in Redway

Arrest in Redway yesterday. [Photo provided by a reader]

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:

SampsonActing on a tip, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force responded to the Redway area in an attempt to locate 52-year-old Kevin Sampson. Agents knew that Sampson had an active felony warrant for his arrest for possession of a narcotic for sales.

At about 3 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2018 Agents spotted Sampson driving a truck on Redwood Drive in Redway. They requested a Sheriff’s Deputy conduct a stop on the vehicle, which he did. Sampson was taken into custody for his warrant and searched subsequent to his arrest.

Agents found on his person approximately ½ ounce of suspected heroin, a digital scale and other evidence of sales. He was placed under arrest for his warrant, possession of a narcotic for sale and transportation of a narcotic. He was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked on the above listed charges.Mison

Sampson’s passenger, 54-year-old Rodney Mixon was also placed under arrest for misdemeanor warrants and transported to the Correctional Facility for booking.

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

Earlier Chapter: DTF Makes Arrests in Redway



  • Seems like half the people driving around Humboldt are felons, on criminal probation or have warrants. No wonder there’s so much crime. Keep these people locked up!!

    • Im a convicted felon but also a father, an employee,and a small business owner
      I pay taxes, attend local events and travel near and far in this beautiful land. I have a Mexican wife and beautiful children and have paid for my mistakes. I’m not on a parole or probation. I raise more food than anyone commenting here.. so why does everyone judge felons? A felon is not a bad person. Get real.

      • Fidlin the ganjo

        Your one of very few.
        To me felons are scummy thieving fucks that dont care to change their ways, ever.
        You made a bad choice and got caught. You live a decent life and have a good heart.
        These bastards in the picture chuckle and wouldnt mind helping a kid tying off to shoot up to get a few bucks. And you dont go near that or would never think to.
        I think what people here really mean to say scumfuck dirtbags when referring to guys like the ones depicted.
        It just so happened they had a felony warrant is all. We all know what we see and most of them have it written on their face and decent folk can see it from a mile away.

  • was kevin sampson in the movie conan the barbaran .nice 1970 big hair

  • Both of these guys look really depleted on many levels…don’t people know that it’s never too late to turn your Life around and get healthy? That’s the only true fun in life.

    • Been There, Done That

      It is NEVER to late to find a new path in life, most addicts don’t want to be addicts. It takes getting past the fear and the walls you have built around you (your cocoon) to reach out for help. Is it going to be easy? No. Is it going to be worth it ? Yes.
      I encourage anyone who thinks they have a problem ask for help, there are folks exactly like you who know what it’s like to be in your situation and they won’t judge or stigmatize you.

  • Welcome to junkie world, my god what happened to this place ?

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