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Possible Hash Lab busted in Arcata
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On 3/7/14, at approximately 7:45 a.m., Humboldt County Drug Task Force (H.C.D.T.F.) Agents, assisted by the Arcata Police Department, served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant in the 1200 block of Devlin Court, Arcata.
When agents arrived at the residence they saw one of the occupants jump out a side window. The suspect was immediately caught. He was identified as William Jacob Seitz, 23 years old from San Diego.
When the agents entered the residence they detained four other people, two males and two females. Agents searched the residence and located a Hash Lab, along with an indoor marijuana grow. The agents located and seized 75 growing marijuana plants ranging from 1” to 4’ tall, two pounds of Hash, approximately ten pounds of marijuana leaves, three Hash manufacturing pipes, three empty cases of butane and a .45 caliber semi auto handgun with a loaded magazine. The handgun was located in the marijuana grow room.
Agents spoke Kacey Ray Chunn, 33 years old, who was identified as the person who lived in the home. Agents interviewed the three other detained people and learned they were visiting. The three were identified as an 18 year old female, from Twenty Nine Palms, California, a 21 year old female from Arlington, Texas, and a 22 year old male from Los Angeles. After being interviewed they were released.
Chunn was arrested for cultivation and possession for sale of marijuana, manufacturing a controlled substance, armed in the commission of a felony and maintaining a drug house. Seitz was arrested for violation of probation and resisting arrest. They were both transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Chunn’s bail was set at $525,000.00. Seitz was booked and released on his own recognizance.
Anyone with information for the Humboldt County Drug Task Force can call 707-444-8095. If you live in the City Limits of Eureka the Eureka Police Problem Oriented Policing Unit can be reached at 707-441-4373