On 06-19-2013, approximately 11:15 a.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant received a citizen tip that a vehicle belonging to Neil Eugene Kemp was parked in the parking lot located at 409 K st, Eureka and it contained drugs in it. The citizen told the Sheriff’s Sergeant the vehicle make and color. The Sheriff’s Sergeant checked the parking lot and located a vehicle matching the description described by the citizen. The Sheriffs Sergeant ran a California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) registration check on the license plate. The license plate came back registered to Kemp. A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Detective and his detection trained narcotics dog was called to the scene. The dog alerted on the vehicle. The Sheriffs Sergeant learned that Kemp was in Humboldt County Superior Court dealing with unrelated narcotics charges from a California Highway Patrol Arrest on 3-20-2013.
While the Sheriff’s Sergeant was at the vehicle Kemp showed up at the vehicle and asked why law enforcement was there. The Sergeant explained what was occurring and requested consent to search Kemps vehicle for narcotics. Kemp refused the request. The Sergeant allowed Kemp to leave on foot while he obtained a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant for his vehicle. When the warrant was served on the vehicle, the Sergeant located approximately 25 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, 17 grams of suspected Heroin, syringes and $247.00 cash.
Kemp is wanted by law enforcement for possession of narcotics, possession of illicit drugs and possession of syringes.
Kemp is described as: White male adult, 50 years old, 6’ tall, approx 155 lbs, brown eyes, blond hair.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.