1/2 Pound of Heroin and Over $7000 located at Suspect’s Home, Says DTF
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On July 6, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a residence located in the 2300 block of Maple Lane, Eureka. Agents received information that Nancy Lee Burks (age 69) was involved in narcotic sales.
Upon serving the search warrant, a narcotic detection K9 with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office alerted to several areas within Burks’ residence. Agents then located nearly one half pound of suspected heroin within the residence.
Agents also seized $7,220 in US currency that is believed to be the profits of narcotic sales. This currency will be held pending asset forfeiture proceedings.
Burke was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked for possession of a controlled substance for sales.
Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.