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What Happened
To Jake Harris On
Deadliest Catch?
Jake and Josh Harris, stepped up and took over the operation of the Cornelia Marie to honor the memory of their dad, but a couple of years later Jake left “Deadliest Catch.” Here's the story of what happened to the aspiring fisherman.
Not long after his father’s unexpected death and the end of his run on the show, Jake found himself facing some serious personal turmoil. He dove deep into drug and alcohol abuse to numb the pain, admitting, "I got a big hole in my heart and tried to fill it up with everything that wasn't good for it." Harris adds that, at the time, he wasn't sure what he even wanted out of life.
Sadly, his addiction issues led to a drunk driving arrest and when police discovered half an ounce of heroin and the materials needed to make and distribute the illegal substance in his mobile home, he was sentenced to 18 months behind bars. As of this writing, it seems as though Harris has cleaned up his act, appearing on a handful of "Deadliest Catch" episodes and joining his brother Josh on the spin-off series, "Deadliest Catch: Bloodline.”