550 Plants, 4 Pounds, 6 Guns, $61K, 8X Electricity Use

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Some of the $61,000 loot. Photos courtesy APDAPD Press Release

Justin Dion Decarolis

Justin Dion Decarolis

APD Press Release

Officers from the Arcata Police Department served a search warrant at a residence in the 1700 block of Roberts Way on Wednesday morning, Jan. 23.

Upon entering the residence, officers located a marijuana growing operation utilizing  several rooms in the home.  Officers seized over 550 growing marijuana plants, approximately four pounds of processed marijuana bud, six firearms and over $61,000 in cash. Also seized was a 2010 Toyota Tundra truck with an estimated value of $38,000

The growing operation that was being conducted inside the home was utilizing nearly eight times the electricity of a typical Arcata family home.295329_10151259740268526_704806220_n

Justin Dion Decarolis, 32, of Arcata, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail on the following charges:

• 11358 Health & Safety (H&S)- Cultivation of Marijuana

• 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale

City of Arcata building inspectors discovered numerous building code violations at the residence which necessitated the immediate disconnection of electrical service.


If you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, please contact the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428.