China-To-Arcata Ecstacy Intercept Leads To 10 Lb. Pot Seizure
APD Press Release
On April 26,2013 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force was contacted by an Agent with the Homeland Security Investigation Unit (H.S.I.U.) regarding a package that they had intercepted.
The Agent with H.S.I.U. relayed that the package was being shipped from China through the United States Postal Service to a residence located in the 4900 block of Airstream Avenue, Arcata. The package contained 106 grams of MDMA also known as Ecstasy.
On Friday, May 3 at about 10:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Drug Task Force and H.S.I.U. conducted a controlled delivery of the 106 grams of MDMA to the residence located in the 4900 block of Airstream Avenue, Arcata. After the delivery of the MDMA, Officers served a search warrant at the residence.
Officers detained five suspects at the residence. During their investigation officers learned that Bradley C. Remington, age 20, who was one of the five subjects detained was the suspect that had ordered the narcotics from China. Remington was on felony probation for assault with a deadly weapon with a search and seizure clause.
Officers learned through their investigation that Remington’s residence was located in the 4900 block of Valley East Blvd, Arcata. Officers then went to Remington’s residence to conduct a probation search.
Officers located 10 pounds of processed marijuana in Remington’s residence. Officers placed Remington under arrest for possession for sales of a controlled substance (MDMA), possession of marijuana for sales and for violation of probation. Remington was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The other four suspects at the residence were released at the scene.
This case is still under investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigation Unit.
Anyone with information on this case or related drug activity is 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.
Mike Downey Sheriff