Arrest made in connection with Arcata drug bust

Yesterday, May 20th, officers from the Arcata Police Department, with the assistance of the Humboldt County SWAT Team and the Humboldt State University Police Department, served a search warrant at a residence in the 700 Blk of Patrick Ct.

Upon entering the residence, officers located over 1000 Xanax tablets packaged for sales with an estimated street value of $7000. Also located in the home, approximately two pounds of processed marijuana, materials consistent with the manufacturing of concentrated cannabis using the extremely volatile butane extraction method, an AR-15 rifle and a tactical shotgun.

At approximately 3:00 pm on May 20th, investigators from the Arcata Police Department located a suspect associated with the search warrant served earlier that day on Patrick Ct. Michael Joseph Allegra, 19 of Arcata, was arrested in the 2300 Blk of Ariel Way, Arcata. Upon Allegra's arrest, 30 pounds of processed marijuana packaged in one pound increments was located in his vehicle.

Allegra was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

11379.6 H&S- manufacturing by chemical extraction

11378 H&S- possession of a controlled substance for sale

11379(a) H&S- sales of a controlled substance

11359 H&S- possession for sales of marijuana

12022(a)(1) PC- possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony

If you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, please call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428.