Suspect in Humboldt County meth distribution arrested after traffic stop

Suspect in Humboldt County meth distribution arrested after traffic stop

PHOTOS: Humboldt County Drug Task Force

HUMBOLDT COUNTY — A recent traffic stop led to the arrest of a man whom authorities suspect is a key participant in a methamphetamine distribution operation throughout the county.

At around 12:30 AM on August 30, agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on Highway 254 near Phillipsville and detained 35-year-old Fidel Alberto Contreras, who’d been tied to the drug trade following a year-long investigation.

CHP, as well as a narcotic detection K9 from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, provided assistance.

Agents had determined that Contreras was traveling from southern California to Humboldt County with a significant amount of meth, which allowed them to secure a search warrant for his car and residence.

It didn’t take long for the K9 to hit upon the stash of meth in Contreras’ vehicle — approximately 20 pounds’ worth packaged for sales.

Additionally, a search warrant served at his home on the 3300 block of High Street in Eureka turned up over $35,000 in cash, believed to be profits from narcotics distribution.

Contreras has since been booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession and transportation of a controlled substance.

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