Previously deported felon arrested in Eureka with Heroin
The following is from Eureka Police:
On 09/25/13 detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP), contacted Rodrigo Moreno Rios (37) during a traffic stop in the 1600 block of Highland Avenue, in Eureka. Rios was detained at the scene based on a search warrant the detectives had obtained, prior to the traffic stop.
As a result of their investigation, the detectives located approximately 17 grams of heroin. Rios was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Driving While Unlicensed and Possession of Heroin for Sales.
Rios, who is a previously deported felon, was arrested in 2007 for Driving While Unlicensed, Possession of Heroin for sales, and Transportation of Heroin. As a result of that arrest, Rios was sent to prison then deported.
*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.