Unclear from the story whether they pled to lesser charges:
Two Los Angeles men have pleaded guilty to drug charges related to a major heroin bust on March 12.
The men were caught with nearly 2 pounds of heroin in their car parked in the Bayshore Mall parking lot after the Humboldt County Drug Task Force called in a K-9 from the Arcata Police Department. The dog pointed out the drugs stashed in a hidden compartment in the center console.
Ignacio Bojorquez, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to transportation of heroin, possession of heroin for sale, and use of a concealed compartment to hide heroin, said Deputy District Attorney Maggie Fleming.
His trial was set to begin Tuesday. A special allegation regarding the large quantity of heroin makes him ineligible for probation. His sentencing will be heard on Sept. 25
The passenger in the car, Blas Parra, 27, has also pleaded guilty to the same charges. Parra's sentencing is set for Sept. 12.
The maximum sentence for the crimes is five years and eight months in prison.
”The DA's Office appreciates the hard work of the drug task force,” Fleming said. “Here is an example of the agents following up on information and seizing 2 pounds of heroin before it was distributed in our community.”
It was one of the largest heroin busts in recent Humboldt County history, and a major bust by any standard. Full story