Woman Convicted After Purse Search Revealed Heroin

Press release from the District Attorney’s Office:

District Attorney DA Kaleidoscope…Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that yesterday a jury found 46-year-old Sharon Patrice Erickson of McKinleyville guilty of felony transportation of heroin.

The case began on August 27, 2014, when Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff Gagnon stopped a vehicle driven by Erickson in the area of School Road and Central Avenue in McKinleyville. Deputy Gagnon’s background check of Erickson revealed her license was suspended and she was arrested. At the Humboldt County Correctional Facility a search of her purse uncovered more than 25 grams of heroin and a small digital scale. A more thorough search of the purse was later conducted, which revealed another quantity of heroin weighing nearly 5 grams. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Trenton Timm with the assistance of D.A. Chief Investigator Wayne Cox. Ms. Erickson will return to court for sentencing by Judge Reinholtsen on March 28, 2017.



  • No Law north of the KLAMATH

    A more thorough search ? Sounds like the H.C.S.O. added a few more grams to make it over an ounce, which includes stiffer sentencing guidelines. And no, I don’t condone drugs ,but it sounds like some certain deputies that USED TO be employed by DEL NORTE county sheriff’s office. AND I’m sure it happens everywhere in America and across the world thankfully there are absolutely some honest officers that brought it to light as to the dirty co-workers wreaked havoc that brought a lot of distrust to all LEO’S. But our little county has came a long way since the day of Joe GARCIA.

  • We have quit a few family members who are Law enforcement and their as honest as the day is long. My uncle Grant was a C.H.P and he gave my mother a speeding ticket!! Another side of the coin✌

  • Please do not criticize these brave people who are doing a tough job in a dangerous area! Someone selling Heroin is never a good thing!
    On the other hand, beware of EPD emptied magazines in Eureka!

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