Suspicious Behavior Leads Officers to Meth, Money, and Arrests

Scott Ryan Campbell age 36

Eureka Police Dept. Press Release

On 4/03/13, at about 12:24 PM, a Eureka Police Department officer on uniformed patrol observed a suspicious vehicle stopped in an alley just north of the 1400 block of 6th Street, Eureka. The officer saw a female suddenly exit the 4-door sedan and quickly walk into the fenced backyard of a nearby known drug house. It appeared the female was attempting to avoid contact with the officer.

The officer approached the vehicle and contacted the driver whom he immediately recognized as 40-year-old Jonas Randall Semore of Eureka. The officer knew Semore to be on felony searchable probation for possession of a controlled substance for sale and also to be a documented local gang member. The officer then recognized Semore’s rear passenger as Scott Ryan Campbell, age 36 of Eureka. Campbell was also on searchable probation and a documented local gang member.

Officers detained both subjects. A records check on Campbell revealed he had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for possession of drug use paraphernalia. Semore’s driver’s license was confirmed suspended for DUI. During a subsequent search of Campbell pursuant to his probation terms, officers located a large baggy of crystal methamphetamine (approximately 17 ½ grams or over ½ ounce).

Officers also found Semore to be in possession of $4,590.00 cash. Semore is unemployed. The cash was seized as suspected drug sales proceeds due to the circumstances and additional evidence uncovered at the scene.

Campbell was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on his warrant and for fresh charges of possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sale and probation violation.

Semore was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for driving with a suspended license and probation violation.

Officers found indicia in the suspects’ car identifying the female passenger who walked away as Dawn Shonea McElroy, age 23 of Eureka. A records checked revealed McElroy has a felony warrant for her arrest. She remains outstanding as of the time of this report.

Dawn Shonea McElroy

Jonas Semore age 40

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