EPD: Joint investigation leads to methamphetamine arrest
The following is a Press Release from Eureka Police:
On 08.27.13, at about 4:00 a.m., a deputy with the Humboldt Count Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) contacted Jorge Ramirez-Mendez (age 24) and Teresa Graham (age 25) at a motel in the 800 block of Main Street in Fortuna. The HCSO deputy recognized Ramirez-Mendez and Graham as two subjects who were being investigated by the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) for methamphetamine sales.
The HCSO deputy contacted POP detectives, who took over the investigation. A search warrant was obtained for Ramirez-Mendez and Graham’s motel room and vehicle. With the assistance of a Humboldt County Drug Task Force agent (DTF), POP served the search warrant. As a result of the search, detectives located over an ounce (32.4 grams) of methamphetamine, approximately 6 lbs of processed marijuana, and numerous illegally possessed prescription medications.
As a result of the investigation, Ramirez-Mendez was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales. Graham was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and for a Probation Violation. Both subjects were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked for the above charges.
*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.