Man and woman arrested for drugs and a concealed weapon

Fortuna - A man and woman have been arrested in Fortuna with large amounts of drugs and a loaded 357 revolver.

Police arrested 44-year old Robert Eric Tyson and a passenger, 33-year old Kirtisha Prudhomme near highway 101 and the Kenmar exit. A detective with the Problem Oriented Police had recognized Tyson in Eureka as a wanted parole violator but because of high traffic volume and an unmarked car, couldn’t make a traffic stop. Law enforcement followed Tyson to Fortuna and made the stop.

When searching the vehicle, authorities found 118.1 grams of methamphetamine,8.7 grams of heroin and a loaded 357 magnum revolver in the glove box. Both Tyson and Prudhomme were booked into the Humboldt County Jail on a long list of charges.

Anyone with information regarding suspected drug activity is asked to call the Problem Oriented Police at: 707-441-4373.