Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :
Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:
Huge heroin bust in Eureka
EUREKA: Two men are arrested after Sheriff’s Deputies make a routine traffic stop and find over four pounds of heroin.
On Friday, April 11th around 10 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a Chrysler sedan in Myrtletown for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver, 20-year old Mario Martinez from Perris, California was found to be driving on a suspended drivers license. Both Torres and an 18-year old male passenger were very nervous during questioning. A search warrant was obtained and the Humboldt County Drug Task Force was brought in and they found hidden compartments and over four pounds of heroin valued at over two hundred thousand dollars.
Charges of transportation of a controlled substance and possession for sale of a controlled substance are being sought against Torres and the male passenger. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s office at: 707-445-7251