Six Arrested: 403 Marijuana Plants, 188 Opium Poppy Plants, Sawed Off Shotgun, etc., Found

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 July 5, 2016, the Eureka Police Departments Problem Oriented Policing Unit served a Search Warrant at the 1300 block of Summer Street. The search warrant was in response to numerous citizen complaints and an ongoing investigation into alleged narcotic activity.

A search of the residence yielded 403 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, 188 opium poppy plants, 16 lbs. of processed marijuana, small amounts of methamphetamine and heroin, a sawed off shotgun and a non-operational revolver.

Due to unsafe electrical conditions, PG&E was called to the scene and power was shut off to the residence.

As a result of the investigation, the following six subjects were taken into custody for various charges:
Crane, Steven1. Steven Crane (51)
a. Felon in Possession of a Firearm
b. Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun
c. Possession of a Controlled Substance
d. Marijuana Cultivation
e. Felon in Possession of Ammunition
f. Possession for Sales of Marijuana
g. Maintaining Residence for Providing Controlled Substances
h. Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
i. Cultivation of Opium Poppy

Cantrell, William2. William Cantrell (43)
a. Possession for Sales of Marijuana
b. Possession of Paraphernalia
c. Probation Violations
Stephens, Daniel3. Daniel Stephens (53)
a. Possession of Paraphernalia
Wallace, Keith4. Keith Wallace (45)
a. Possession of Paraphernalia
b. Probation Violations
Gilbert, John5. John Gilbert (58)
a. Possession of a Controlled Substance
b. Probation Violations
Spencer, Shawn 6. Shawn Spencer (40)
a. Outstanding Warrant

Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.

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