4 NARCOTICS ARRESTS BY EPD'S POP UNIT NETS 38.7 GRAMS HEROIN, 12.9 GRAMS METH
The following information has been provided by the Eureka Police Department's Problem Oriented Policing Unit:
On 02/19/13, detectives from the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) contacted Michael Gordon Johnson (age 53) in the 2500 block of ‘C’ Street. During a search of Johnson, who is on active Parole, officers discovered 38.7 grams, or approximately 1.4 ounces of Heroin on his person.
Johnson was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional facility for possession of Heroin.
On 02/18/13, detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) conducted a narcotics enforcement at an apartment complex in the 800 block of ‘H’ Street.
During their investigation, detective’s contacted Joel Renaldo Ortiz (age 32) in the alley at the north side of the complex. Ortiz, who is on probation several times over, displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. During a search of Ortiz, officers discovered a syringe and 12.9 grams, or approximately ½ ounce, of Methamphetamine in his sock.
Ortiz was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional facility for Possession of Methamphetamine and Probation violations.
On 02/18/13, detectives from the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP), responded to an apartment complex in the 1600 block of ‘C’ Street to investigate alleged narcotic activity.
As a result of their investigation, Tessa Lynn Garcia (age 22) was taken into custody for Maintaining a Residence for Narcotic Activity and Probation Violations. Daniel Scott Hardy (age 24) was also taken into custody, in the same apartment, for Possession of Burglary Tools and Probation violations.
*Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.