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Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Makes Huge Heroin Bust

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office made the largest heroin bust in the county's history.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2019 7:18 AM
Updated: Feb. 12, 2019 9:18 AM

LOLETA, Calif. - The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office made the largest heroin bust in the county's history. 

Sunday afternoon, deputies pulled over Adrian Cota-Alonso and Edgar Barragan-Castano on Hookton Rd. in Loleta. A K-9 sniffed out drugs in a fake compartment in the back seat of the car. When deputies checked the compartment they discovered 12 pounds of heroin, as well as more than $6,000 cash. 

According to The Economist, at current street value that amount of heroin could yield profits of around $1,088,622. 

Both Cota-Alonso and Barragan-Castano were booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession and transportation of controlled substances for the purpose of sales.

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.

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