On January 25th, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of narcotic detection K9’s with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at a residence located in the 500 block of Warren Creek Road, Arcata. Agents learned that Jorge Luis Valdez-Chavez (age 28 from Sonora, Mexico) was distributing multiple pounds of heroin in Humboldt County.
Upon arrival, agents contacted Valdez-Chavez in his driveway where he was detained without incident. Agents searched Valdez-Chavez’s residence and located approximately 6 pounds of suspected heroin. Agents also seized nearly $6,000 in US currency that is believed to be profits of narcotics sales. This currency will be held pending asset forfeiture proceedings.
Valdez-Chavez was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked 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.