Humboldt County Correctional Deputies recovered over 17 grams of fentanyl from an inmate attempting to smuggle the substance into the facility.
On March 29, 2023, 30-year-old Halli Lee Pole was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on numerous warrant charges, including multiple charges of possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Due to these charges and prior instances of Pole attempting to smuggle contraband into the facility, trained correctional deputies utilized the facility’s body scanner to check for illicit substances. Pole was found to be in possession of contraband and was placed in a single holding cell until the large quantity of fentanyl was recovered.
The involved correctional deputies are commended for their diligence and ultimate removal of this dangerous drug from our facility, their actions potentially saving several lives.
Not only is smuggling substances into correctional facilities a crime, it is also incredibly dangerous. It can and has led to death. The Humboldt County Correctional Facility regularly utilizes a body scanner, in addition to other methods, to detect and remove illegal substances from our facility.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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Halli Lee Pole Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility
Correctional Facility's Body Scanner