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.