$64,000 and 50 Pounds Seized After Report of Disturbance

currencyThis is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 10/06/15 at approximately 9:11 p.m., Officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a motel on the 2200 block of 4th Street for the report of a disturbance. Once on scene, Officers contacted two males associated with a motel room. The males were identified as Matthew Foty and Zachary Pereira, both 25 of Texas.

During the course of the investigation, Officers noticed a strong smell of Marijuana coming from the motel room. A search warrant was obtained and the Eureka Police Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) and Humboldt County Drug Task Force (DTF) was asked to respond and assist.

Foty, Matthew

Foty, Matthew

Pereira, Zachary

Pereira, Zachary

Agents seized 50 pounds of Marijuana bud individually packaged for sales and over $64,000 in US currency. Foty and Pereira were taken into custody on suspicion of possession of Marijuana for sales and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

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