From the Eureka Police Department


On 06-28-13 at approximately 12:32 p.m., an Officer with the Eureka Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an observed traffic violation. The driver had multiple identifications and was found not to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle. A K-9 unit from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department was summoned to the scene along with a Detective with the Eureka Police Departments POP unit. The K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. As the Officers on scene went to detain the driver he struggled with them and fled on foot. The driver was located and arrested a short distance later. The driver was identified as Alain Omar Carbrera-Madrigal, 28 years old.

During the search of the vehicle, Officers located a hidden compartment and seized approximately 6 ounces of methamphetamine. Information was obtained which lead the Investigating Officer and POP Detective to an apartment on the 800 block of 8th Street in Eureka, which was rented and occupied by the Carbrera-Madrigal. Officers made contact with a female suspect at the residence who was identified as Lizabeth Cabrera-Madrigal. She identified herself as Alain’s wife. Officer secured the apartment and obtained a search warrant to search the apartment.


During the search of the apartment Officers located and seized approximately 6.6 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and over $170,000 in United States Currency.

Alain was arrested and booked into Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of Resisting arrest with violence, transportation of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, providing a false name, and driving without a license. Alain is being held on an Immigration Hold.

Lizabeth was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of methamphetamine for sale and maintaining a residence for the distribution of a controlled substance.

Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.