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Two people arrested in Arcata for possession of marijuana for sale

ARCATA- Two Eureka residents are arrested in Arcata for allegedly possessing marijuana with the intent to sell.

At about 5 p.m. on Thursday, a resident on the 500 block of Ridge Road told officers with the Arcata Police Department that two unknown men were at the front door acting suspiciously and they had been loitering in the area earlier in the day.  An officer arrived on scene and identified both subjects in a vehicle.  Due to the odor of marijuana, the officer detained both men and searched the vehicle.  Police found about 20 lbs. of marijuana and a large amount of money inside.

Thirty-two-year-old Dario Xiong and 35-year-old Norben Vargas were arrested.  They were booked into the Humboldt County Jail.