Man Dies in Hospital From Apparent Drug Overdose After Arrest, Say EPD

Press release from Eureka Police Department:

EPD Eureka Police Department BlurOn April 2nd at approximately 1:27 p.m., Officers from the Eureka Police Department responded to the area of Spring and Vance Street on a report of a suspicious male subject rolling around on the ground. Upon arrival officers contacted the male who was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The male subject who was alert and responsive to the officer’s questions, told them he had ingested a substantial amount of methamphetamine. Officers arrested the male for public intoxication and transported him to the St. Joseph Hospital for medical clearance prior to booking him at the Humboldt County Jail.

The male was responsive when he arrived at the hospital, placed on wheelchair and taken into the emergency room. The male subject then suffered a medical emergency and CPR was started. Medical personnel performed life savings efforts on the subject for over an hour. Their efforts were unsuccessful and the subject was pronounced deceased.

Since the male subject died while in police custody the Humboldt County Critical Incident Response Team was called out to investigate the incident.

The subject’s name will not be released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with any information or may have witnessed the event is asked to contact the Eureka Police Department, Senior Detective Ron Harpham, at 441-4305.

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10 comments

  • Keep cleaning up the gene pool!

  • the tweekers.tweekers just walk around like zombies.the cops don’t patrol the zombie areas.zombies in the bushes.as I drive to get coffee I see these zombies cause trouble everywhere and cops just drive on by.cops cleaned up the Plaza and walked around drinking coffee giving tickets to old ladies with dogs walking through. why can’t they do that in euerka….

  • me and my girlfriend was eating mexican food down by cracking town.as we look out the window of the restaurant we see lots of drug activity at the motel across the street.a block from jail.

  • I’ve seen the same black guys posted up by pawn shop and liquor store and bar totally selling drugs right out in the open for years.they don’t care cause the cops don’t bust them.at least the local tweekers.tweekers are a little more sneaky.these guts I see seem like they aren’t from here.

    • I’ve seen the same black guys posted up by pawn shop and liquor store and bar totally selling drugs right out in the open for years.they don’t care cause the cops don’t bust them.at least the local tweekers.tweekers are a little more sneaky.these guts I see seem like they aren’t from here.

      • Cuz the zombies got nothing 2 lose..nothing for the cops to take..all the cops can offer them is a free nights stay in the Humboldt Hilton. Thats why the new thing is to be a homeless tweaker scumbag dregg of society..ya see, u can do anything u want bra..& u even get ur butt wiped for u too. Cool. Good deal

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  • Sometimes people lose their way in life. Addiction is a terrible thing, mixed with mental illness is a recipe for eventual death.
    This was someones son, he was my cousin and I love him even now. Let’s look ways to help not throw away.

  • Sad treatment works better than incarceration. My friend did 7 years in federal prison for a meth conspiracy and in that time the street price went from 1200$ an oz to 250$. Treatment ankle bracelets that detect use anything other than putting them in a prison where they don’t work and sit around all day with other criminals it is a surefire recipe for going back to drugs. Make them work that’s training for life outside.

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