Two Arrested by Drug Task Force in Eureka
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 11/12/2015 at about 7:00am Agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by the Eureka Police Department Problem Oriented Policing unit served a search warrant at a house on the 2100 block of Union Street in Eureka. The warrant was based on an investigation into heroin sales from the residence, and was partially in response to citizen complaints from the neighborhood.
A total of seven people were detained at the property, including two people living in a tent in the back yard and one living in a garage.
Agents discovered over three ounces of heroin packaged for sale, scales, packaging materials, and over $12,000 in cash suspected of being the proceeds of heroin sales.
Agents also discovered a shotgun and a handgun that had the serial number removed.
Jesse Lee Martin, age 36, was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of heroin for sales, possession of a firearm with the serial number removed, possession of a loaded firearm while possessing heroin, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and maintaining a place for selling drugs.
Michael Stephen Healy was arrested for an outstanding warrant and for failure to register as a sex offender. The other five subjects were released at the scene.
Anyone with information for the Humboldt County Drug Task Force Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force Office at 707-444-8095.