ER Drug task force reels in big fish
Three children were taken into protective custody and nine people were arrested following a drug bust Wednesday evening.
Wednesday’s bust was the culmination of a five-month investigation into a large-scale methamphetamine and cocaine distribution operation, said Special Agent Supervisor Jack Nelsen, commander of the Humboldt County Drug Task Force...
...Those arrested and alleged to be involved in the “high-scale” drug distribution were not just people one would see on the street, “dealing hand to hand,” in the community, Nelsen said.
These were “big-level” drug dealers dealing with “mid-level” dealers, Nelsen said.
“This would be the top of the food chain.”
TS Nine arrested in five-month-long drug investigation
Nearly $200,000 in drugs were seized and nine people arrested -- including the owner of a taco truck -- after a five-month-long, multi-agency investigation, Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agent Jack Nelsen announced Thursday.
Arrests were made at a number of locations Wednesday, including homes in McKinleyville and the taco truck at the intersection of Seventh and I streets in Arcata. Methamphetamine and cocaine were found at several sites. Eight adults and one teenager were arrested.
”As far as Humboldt County, this is the top of the food chain,” Nelsen said.
Drug bust defendants appear in court