Former 'Deadliest Catch' star arrested for meth possession in Phoenix

 Jacob Harris, 31, accused of methamphetamine possession
Jacob Harris, 31, accused of methamphetamine possession (KTUU)
Published: Apr. 24, 2017 at 5:58 PM AKDT
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One of the former stars of Deadliest Catch has been arrested in Phoenix drug possession charges.

Jacob Harris, 31, stands accused of possessing methamphetamine and unprescribed Xanax, after Phoenix police arrested him Saturday.

According to KPNX, officers asked Harris to empty his pockets and a plastic bag with Xanax inside fell out. Harris told officers he didn't have the bottle or prescription with him, so he was arrested.

Police also found another bag in Harris' pocket with meth inside. He claimed it belonged to his friend before eventually saying he'd bought it from someone off the street, police said.

A judge in Phoenix appointed a a public defender to represent Harris and released him on his own recognizance.

Harris was a crew member of the Cornelia Marie.

His father, and former Captain of the Cornelia Marie, Phil Harris, died in 2010.

According to the boat's profile on Discovery's web page for Deadliest Catch, the boat is owned by Josh Harris. Its homeport is Kodiak, Alaska.