Major suspected heroin dealer arrested in Humboldt

Sep 23, 2015 7:31 PM by Debbie Cobb

Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies have taken a suspected heroin dealer off the streets. Deputies served a search warrant at 11:15am Wednesday at a home in the 200 block of Fish Creek Road in Phillipsville. Deputies located a half ounce of suspected heroin, scales, two firearms, ammunition, $3,917 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.

Neil Kemp (aka "Trip"), was the focus of a several month long narcotics investigation. Kemp is believed to be one of the main street suppliers of heroin to the Garberville, Redway, and other outlying areas of Southern Humboldt.

Kemp was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for the following several charges including possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and violation of probation.


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