Children Taken Into Protective Custody, After Four Detained on Drug Related Charges
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 March 25, 2020, at about 10:00 p.m., Detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP), with the assistance of an Agent with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, served a warrant in a room at a hotel on the 4200 block of Broadway in Eureka. The warrant was obtained following a multi-week narcotics investigation.
During the execution of the warrant, Detectives detained four adults and learned two children were also in the room. During the search of the room, Detectives located and seized approximately 19 grams of suspected heroin, 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and scales and drug paraphernalia. As a result of the investigation the following arrests were made:
Michelle Leigh Odjick (45 of Eureka) was arrested for possession of heroin for sale. Shaunah Marie Sovereign (42 of Eureka) was arrested for possession of heroin for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale, child endangerment, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Theodore Lonnie Kellermann (51 of Eureka) was arrested for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, all three suspects were cited and released at the scene. The two children were taken into protective custody.
Anyone with information regarding ongoing drug or nuisance activity in the City of Eureka is asked to call EPD’s POP Team at (707) 441-4373.
Note: an earlier version of this post stated that four were arrested. We have corrected that to read four were detained.