Bicyclist Carried Multiple Bags of Heroin, Says the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department
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:
On May 8, 2018, at about 6:50 p.m., a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Garberville area observed a man riding a bicycle on Locust St. while wearing headphones. The man, later identified as 39 –year-old Christopher Jason Bartley of Arcata, failed to stop at a stop sign, turning east onto Conger St. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the bicycle at Cedar St.
The deputy discovered that Bartley was on probation with a search clause. While searching Bartley, the deputy found 25 individually packaged bags of heroin, a digital scale, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Bartley was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession for sale of a controlled substance and violation of probation.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707)445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.