Humboldt County Task Force Receives Funds From The DEA And IRS In Drug Case
JUL 19--In a presentation today at the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) offices in Eureka, DEA San Francisco Field Division Group Supervisor Michael Delaney and Kenneth J. Hines, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the IRS-Criminal Investigation Oakland Field Office, presented a check for $123,982 to Eureka Police Chief Dave Douglas and Humboldt County Sheriff Gary Philp. The (HCDTF) received a check from the IRS-Criminal Investigation Asset Forfeiture Fund that represented funds from seized and sold property from a Hydesville man who was involved in the cultivation of marijuana.
The check presented
to the task force represents proceeds from property seized and forfeited
from Brenden Lewis that was involved
in illegal marijuana cultivation. Lewis agreed to forfeit the property
to the United States to be disposed of by the IRS. On July 12, 1999,
DEA and HCDTF Agents executed a search warrant at Lewis’ property
located in an area of southern Humboldt County known as Woods Ranch Road,
According to DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Greg Sullivan “The assets removed from drug traffickers can now be used to strengthen law enforcement efforts in the area. The DEA looks forward to continuing the strong partnerships it has developed with the Task Force members in Humboldt County.”
Agencies participating in
the HCDTF include the Humboldt County Sheriff’s
Department, the Eureka Police Department, the California Bureau of Narcotic
Enforcement the Drug Enforcement Administration and IRS-Criminal Investigation.