On 05/31/17, at about 1:45 PM, a detective with the Eureka Police Department’s plain clothes Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) was looking for a wanted felony warrant suspect he’d just observed in the vicinity of 3rd and C Streets, Eureka. When the detective entered the common
hallway of a nearby apartment building located on the 200 block of 3rd Street, he saw 65-year old Eureka resident Danny Herring sitting in chair. He was familiar with Herring from prior law
Herring was openly smoking from a methamphetamine pipe, which he unsuccessfully tried to conceal from the detective in a nearby trashcan. After retrieving the pipe, the detective detained
and searched Herring for additional contraband. Inside Herring’s pockets, the detective located a small quantity of methamphetamine, a plastic bag containing over one ounce of black tar heroin,
and 4 smaller bindles of heroin individually packaged for sale.
Herring was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of heroin for sale. (Herring was not the warrant suspect the detective was originally seeking.)