Mar 31, 2017

Eureka's POP team makes arrest, pound of heroin found

Chief Andrew Mills:

Yesterday @Eureka_Police POP team makes arrestnif a guy w pound of heroin, CIS identifies another robbery suspect. #greatpolicing

EPD Press Release:

On Thursday, 03/30/17, at around 7:19 PM, detectives with the Eureka Police
Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) conducted a traffic stop on a
blue Chrysler PT Cruiser in the vicinity of California and West Hawthorne Streets.
Detectives detained the Chrysler’s three occupants, who were associated with an
apartment on the 200 block of West Clark Street, Eureka. During a subsequent
search of the Chrysler, detectives located approximately 2 ½ ounces (69 grams)
of tar heroin.
At approximately 7:30 PM, detectives served a search warrant at the associated
West Clark Street apartment where they located another approximately 14
ounces (393 grams) of tar heroin along with scales, packaging materials, and
indicia indicative of drug sales activity.
At approximately 8:30 PM, pursuant to the same warrant, detectives searched a
second house on the 2400 block of Summer Street. Two young adult females
were detained inside but later released.
The search warrant services were the result of an on-going POP Unit
investigation into heroin sales in Eureka. A total of just over 16 ounces (one
pound or 462 grams) of heroin were seized during the operation. Duante Bustamante (age 28 of Mexico), Javier Aispuro-Uribe (age 30 of Mexico), and
Leopoldo Santacruz-Gomez (age 36 of Mexico) were arrested and booked into
the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession and transportation of a
controlled substance for sale and for conspiracy to traffic narcotics. All three
suspects were still being in jail on these felony charges at the time of this news


  1. Legalize it. ~TMOB

  2. Thank you for your journalism John Chiv. Any plans to run for supervisor?

  3. Thank you for your kind words. If I ever do venture into politics, it won't be in Humboldt County. I'd support any good candidate locally, including you.