Five Houses Suspected of Being Connected With Drug Traffickers Raided
This 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 03/08/16 at about 3:30 p.m., the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) served a search warrant at five residences in Eureka for suspected drug trafficking. The POP team was assisted by EPD Officers, HCSO Deputies, HCSO Drug Task Force, Humboldt County Probation Officers, US Marshal, and a Humboldt County Correctional K9 team.
The residences searched were on the 800 block of Kinsey St., 3800 block of Soule St., 10 block of Del Norte St., 4200 block of Walnut St., and 1900 block of Fairfield St. During the course of the search, officers located cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin packaged for sales, over $18,000 in cash, and three firearms.
Juan Olivares-Leon (31 of Eureka) and Luis Esparza-Aguilar (23 of Eureka) were arrested for conspiracy to commit drug trafficking and possession of controlled substances for sales. Leonardo Esparza-Zermeno (29 of Eureka) was arrested for possession of controlled substances and driving on a suspended license.
Anyone with information on suspected drug activity within the city limits of Eureka is asked to call the POP unit at (707) 441-4373.