EPD Arrests Man Suspected of Dealing Drugs to Homeless

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 Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at about 12:35 PM, detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) served a search warrant at 216 3rd Street, Eureka. The apartment building, commonly referred to as the “Heroin Hilton,” is owned by Floyd and Betty Squires and is part of the receivership action currently before Judge Dale Reinholtsen.

The warrant was served on an apartment occupied by 65-year-old Danny Herring and 78-year-old Clara Lurine Smoker after POP detectives received information Herring was continuing to deal heroin from the property.

During a subsequent search of the apartment, detectives located a small amount of heroin, drug use paraphernalia, and packaging material consistent with narcotics sales activity. Live firearm ammunition was also found. Based on information obtained during this ongoing investigation, Herring was also believed to be selling heroin to the homeless in the vicinity of the apartment building and nearby Saint Vincent De Paul Dining Facility.

Herring was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of heroin for sale, maintaining a drug house, felon in possession of ammunition, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, and for committing a felony while out on bail. Herring’s bail was set at $50,000.00. Smoker was arrested for possession of heroin for sale, maintaining a drug house, and conspiracy to traffic narcotics.

Additionally, Herring had previously been arrested by a POP detective on 5/31/17 for possession of On 05/31/17, at about 1:45 PM, a detective with the Eureka Police Department’s plainclothes Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) was looking for a wanted felony warrant suspect he’d just observed in the vicinity of 3rd and C Streets, Eureka. When the detective entered the common hallway of a nearby apartment building located on the 200 block of 3rd Street, he saw 65-year old Eureka resident Danny Herring sitting in chair. He was familiar with Herring from prior law enforcement-related contacts.

Herring was openly smoking from a methamphetamine pipe, which he unsuccessfully tried to conceal from the detective in a nearby trashcan. After retrieving the pipe, the detective detained and searched Herring for additional contraband. Inside Herring’s pockets, the detective located a small quantity of methamphetamine, a plastic bag containing over one ounce of black tar heroin, and 4 smaller bindles of heroin individually packaged for sale.

Herron was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of heroin for sale. (Herring was not the warrant suspect the detective was originally seeking.)

Anyone with information concerning suspected narcotics related crime occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373, or the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at (707) 444-8095.


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21 comments

  • There seems to be something fishy about this guy!!! Sorry I just couldn’t resist it was too easy!!! ;op

  • I just don’t have or can’t find the words to fit this situation, so ill just leave it at that

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Those stairs are disgusting!

    Are those orange things needle caps?

    • Fuller is right chump

      • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

        The pictures don’t seem real, maybe this was a hooker Intel op?

        Those orange caps are needles, or crack vials?

        If the Navy was shelling grows these people would not be around waiting for the land invasion.

        Have B-52 from Tacoma slice up the triangle, Navy work them, and use MBT Groupings to secure the area.

        Within ten days all the druggies will move to Oregon and live in trailer parks.

  • Yes!!! This SHIT is the real poison that needs eradicating not harmless Cannabis!!!

  • Yeah, i agree with all the above… that shits nasty. It ruins lives and the environment infinitely more than MJ.

  • Is it just me or could this guy be the long lost brother of Lyle Lovett?

    (could not get the image to post, so here is a link):
    http://imgur.com/a/ZSiuc

  • A awful twist of seniors and addiction….65 and 78 years old?

  • Smoker and Herring. Maybe they could form a band “Smoked Herring”, and do a Jailhouse tour with Lyle.

  • OK he’s a bad guy! Didn’t he just get 5 minutes in jail last week for possession? Jeeze, get a clue!

    Harmless dope growers, quit acting like you are not drug dealers too!

    10 minutes in the slam for all of you! Naughty!

  • One of the television news channels reported on this story last night and interviewed a man who happened to own the bar across the street from this property. He was complaining about all the addicts……..

  • One of squires people. They got one of your dealers Floyd ouch

  • Dan the man,fuller I always enjoy your comments ,yet if the chump would use all his military know how to eradicating the real problem METH and Heroin .He is diffently in the wrong path .

  • shawn the fisherman

    The system should force people to use all the drugs they are caught with in one setting, Send them way over the edge and the people who survive will have learned a valuable lesson. Or what not…..

  • Since when is it our business to control what another person chooses to do with their body? If he were forcing his drugs onto others, without their consent, then hang him. If he were accommodating their requests, that’s his own business and theirs.
    No victim, no crime. Unconstitutional laws are no laws at all. The 9th amendment explains that our rights are to be secured, not granted or denied.
    For those who demand healthcare, why aren’t you protesting the money spent on the incarceration industry that could instead be spent on rehab and mental health facilities?
    Why aren’t you peacefully but determinedly protesting the ridiculous costs of health insurance, pharmaceutical prescriptions, clinic visits, and every venue that has increased the cost of care that is subsidised by YOUR taxes? Without your taxes, the healthcare world would stop double and 100% over charging you.
    When a homeless person needs a pain pill, it’s NONE OF OUR BUSINESS. When average Joe needs a pain pill, it’s STILL none of our business. It only becomes our business when our taxes are spent on deciding who or who does not deserve healthcare.
    I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but every life deserves healthcare. It’s up to us to keep the cost down, not increase it and budget it in a generalized procedure.

  • Live and let live Please. 65 and needs some pain relief… call in the NATIONAL F’G GUARD.

    You think McDonalds or Piersons is gonna pay for those meds??

    Too bad his Drug of Choice wasn’t sugar he could happily pound 2 liters all day jack up the public health costs and death toll of Americas favorite and deadliest drug…..

    There would be no good without the evil (in this case perpetuated by the drug warriors.

    You don’t hear me tho…

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