Its a shame that Jake Harrris cannot seem to get his life together. He has a bright future and is making a ton of money on the show “Deadliest Catch.”
Hopefully this story isn’t just fodder for the show. That would really suck.
The fishing boat featured on the reality show “Deadliest Catch” was the subject of a police search earlier this month after the captain called cops claiming one of the stars had been abusing drugs on board … this according to law enforcement.
The Unalaska Department of Public Safety (Unalaska is a city in Alaska, weird …we know) tells TMZ … police responded to the famous “Cornelia Marie” on November 5, 2010 after receiving a call from Captain Derek Ray.
We’re told Ray — who took over the boat after the death of Captain Phil Harris — told cops Phil’s son Jake Harris (a deckhand on the boat) had been abusing prescription drugs while at sea.
Officials tell us … cops searched the boat and found “paraphernalia” — but not enough evidence to connect Jake to a crime.
Cops interviewed everyone on the boat — but so far, no arrests have been made.
Jake’s camp had no comment.
We here at the BrokenCountry are big fans of “Deadliest Catch” and Catain Phil Harris. Oh, and this crab they catch. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Capt. Phil. Ed.
Captain Phil Harris — star of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” — died about an hour ago … sources tell TMZ.
Harris was hospitalized a few weeks ago after suffering a stroke while unloading crabs. He had been doing better until the sudden turn.
Captain Harris died in a hospital in Alaska. He was 53.
Harris’ kids, Jake and Josh, tell TMZ, “It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad, Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end. For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down. We will remember and celebrate that strength. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.”