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Mutliple Drug Arrests Made by Hoopa Valley Tribal Police

 

Hoopa Valley Tribe Focusing on Drug Eradication Efforts

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

The Hoopa Valley Tribe has been conducting a series of high profile busts on tribal lands to curb drug activity in the
past few weeks.

Hoopa tribe sealOn January 27, 2013, after receiving information of drug activity from community members, the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department with the assistance of the:

  • US Forest Service
  • Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office
  • and the Humboldt County Drug Task Force

–said they conducted two probation searches and executed a search warrant at two residences on Grasshopper Lane in Hoopa.

Officers located 34.7 grams of heroin and 18.8 grams of methamphetamine
packaged for sales.

hoopa bustOfficers also located and seized two loaded firearms, one of which had a high-capacity magazine, and approximately $3,500 in cash.

Those arrested during the operation were:

  • Karen Hostler, 54, for H&S 11378 possession of a controlled substance for sales;  H&S 11366.5 maintaining a residence for the sales of controlled substances; and PC 273 a (a) child endangerment likely to produce great bodily harm,
  • David Hostler, 28, for H&S 11351 Possession for sales;  H&S 11370.1 possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm,
  • Shoshoni Gensaw, 30, for resisting or obstructing a police officer.

Also wanted in connection with this case is 30-year-old Amanda Hostler.

The Hoopa Valley Tribal Police asked that anyone with information on Ms. Hostler’s  whereabouts should contact the Hoopa Police Department or the HCSO.

 

hoopa tribal police bldgThese arrests comes on the heels of the two-day narcotics enforcement operation conducted by Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department two weeks ago, resulting in 10 arrests.

Tribal police at that time, with the assistance of the U.S. Forest Service, seized:

  • 38.5 grams of methamphetamine
  • Four grams of cocaine
  • 4.4 grams of heroin
  • 13.6 grams of hashish
  • About a pound of marijuana
  • And two loaded handguns.

Arrested in relation to the narcotics operation were:

  • Richard Carpenter, 51-years-old
  • Michael Atkins, 56Hoopa Police badge
  • Bishop Little Feather Rivas, 25
  • Dawn Colegrove, 24
  • Terry Ballard, 25
  • Charlotte Frank, 46
  • Timothy Perry Jr., 26
  • Don Colegrove, 27
  • Angela Risling, 26
  • Jessie Mosier, 31

The Hoopa Tribal Police ask that anyone with information regarding the
sale of controlled substances to call the department at 530-625-4202.

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If you haven’t noticed, the Tribe has become serious about drug activity on the Rez as of late.

(Posted by Skippy Massey)

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