Drugs Found When Tent on Palco Marsh Searched, Allege EPD

BeFunky CollageThis 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 4/12/16 at about 1:15 p.m., detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) served a search warrant on a tent in the area of the Palco Marsh. The search warrant was obtained due to complaints of drug sales.

During the search, detectives found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Tracy Brooke (55) and Teresa Wertz (52), both of Eureka, were arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

During a strip search at the jail, over a half ounce of heroin was found on Brooke’s person. Brooke was booked for possession of heroin and methamphetamine for sales and knowingly bringing heroin into the jail. Wertz was booked for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

Anyone with information on suspected drug activity within the city limits of Eureka is asked to call the POP unit at (707) 441-4373.



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