Eureka man arrested after officials locate Methamphetamine and cash during a traffic stop

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The Eureka Police Department arrested a man after locating methamphetamine and nearly $20,000 in cash during a traffic stop.

On December 23rd, 50-year-old William Mark Melton of Eureka was attested after EPD conducted a traffic stop near H and Russ streets for a minor traffic violation.

Melton refused to exit the vehicle after being asked and had to be removed by officials.

 After searching, officials located 22 grams of methamphetamine, two digital scales, metal knuckles and over $19,500 in cash.

Melton was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of methamphetamine for sales, transportation of methamphetamine for sales, possession of concealed dirk or dagger, possession of metal knuckles, and delaying a peace officer.

According to officials, Melton was accompanied by a 47-year-old male passenger, and was found to be on searchable probation for sales of methamphetamine. The passenger was released at the scene with no charges.