LARGE METH BUST IN ARCATA: POLICE SAY DRUG DEALERS ARE FINDING NEW WAYS TO STORE AND SELL DRUGS
Humboldt County, CA- Arcata police say methamphetamine continues to be a growing issue in their city. They say drug dealers are finding new ways to sell and store the drug.3.5lbs of meth, with a street value of over 50 thousand dollars found.Arcata police say seizures of this size are becoming more of an issue. Sergeant Brown added, "We are not used to discovering this amount of methamphetamine. But we are seeing more and more seizures of this size."Unlike marijuana, with its strong odor, officers say meth houses are hard to detect. Meth operations require more surveillance and hard evidence. Sergeant Brown said, "we will try to look for see if we can observe chemical odors. If we see discarded chemical containers."Officers say it’s as easy as opening up your medical cabinet. Meth is made from household products. Lieutenant Wayne Hanson, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force said,” Its common chemicals like Sudafed… People can get on the Internet and figure out how to make methamphetamine."He also told us meth labs are a thing of the past in Humboldt County. Lieutenant Hanson added, "Last year there was only one methamphetamine lab found in the county of Humboldt."What’s happening is methamphetamine is being made outside the county, transported here and then kept in commercial storage units. Similar to the one that Arcata police found. Arcata police say that witnesses are crucial in these investigations and to not hesitate to call 911 if you see suspicious activity.