K-9 Helps DTF Locate Heroin at Fortuna Residence

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Laurie PottsOn 05-23-17 at around 10:00 A.M. Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Boone Street in the city of Fortuna.

When the warrant was served Agents located the resident, 51 year old Laurie Potts. With the assistance of Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detection K-9 Ella, Special Agents located 35 grams of suspected heroin. Two digital scales, packaging materials along with pay and owe sheets were also located during the search.

$3,200.00 in U.S. currency was located and seized as it was believed to be proceeds from illegal narcotics sales. heroinLaurie was arrested for possession of a narcotic, possession of a narcotic for sale, maintaining a residence for the purposes of selling narcotics and violation of probation. She was subsequently booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the above listed charges.

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.



  • The Apache Warrior

    I hope they keep her locked up for a couple of years, the house sold and the proceeds to help the victims that she probably has harmed over time. I’ll be watching for her from now own.

  • Known drug house for a long time. I went to school with this looser. Nice. Less junkies around the neighborhood.

  • Way to go ELLA!!🐕

  • Awesome! good start, little fish catch big fish!

  • Put her away!

  • Veterans friend

    51??? She looks older than my mother, and I am 70.

  • Bottom of the scale you have to look higher

  • That is beat up from from the feet up tore up from the floor up check up from the neck up now if the DTF would find out her supply bust them then go sew on a so fourth tell you get to the head of the snake ,and chop it off it is one simple method ,but the DTF can’t SEEM to be able to figure that out .use the same
    method to eliminate the meth plague ,and save countless lives ,and familys ,and it seems to me the law enforcement cant figure it out or dosent want to figure it out or they are to dumb or sacred to do there jobs to serve and protect .

  • I got caught up in something it went out of control
    I will pay the price I am sure
    Judge me that’s fine
    People who are committing shouldn’t throw stones exspecially living in glass houses

    • Double speak outside of cheek

      Taking care of the kids business while they are locked up????!!! Helping out your son in law???!!!

    • Worry about yourself and how to be a good person getting her shit together. Save your excuses for the judge! No one on this site is going to feel sorry for DRUG DEALER. Yes however harsh this seems, I do wish you well on your recovery.good luck

    • I thought it went out of control wayyyyy before Jessie died. Karma is a bitch

  • Wow out of jail already

  • Mogtx, are you really shocked that she’s already out? Prop 36 sucks!

  • The authorities should take her grandson away from her, her son and her grandsons mother. None of them should be allowed to have children in their custody or around them. They are all deplorable addicts.

  • Yes dee it does suck wtf i wonder if she had to bail out if, so how much ? maybe she got no bail ,and got OR free and clear .

    • humboldtmama67

      She probably ratted someone or several someones out! Several people have told me that she is a snitch for the police and that’s why she gets arrested and let out within hours

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