Photos: Andrew Goff.

UPDATE, 4:46 p.m.: Eureka Police Department press release: 

On 12/08/15 at about 11:00 a.m., Detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) served a search warrant at a residence on the 1500 block of P Street. The warrant was obtained in response to complaints of drug activity.

Inside the residence, Detectives seized 2,552 grams (over 5.5 pounds) of manicured marijuana bud and 553 grams (1.2 pounds) of concentrated cannabis. John Ballatine, 32 of Massachusetts, was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked for possession of marijuana for sales. 3 others inside the residence were detained and released on scene.

Anyone with information regarding suspected drug operations within the City of Eureka is asked to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.

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UPDATE, 4:36 p.m.: Powell tells the Outpost that this morning’s raid resulted in one arrest and that marijuana was discovered at the residence in question. A press release should be issued shortly. —AG

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Original Post: The Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing unit has been serving a drug-related search warrant near the corner of 15th and P streets for the last few hours, at what neighbors describe as an “unfinished house.”

The department’s public information officer, Brittany Powell, tells the Outpost that police detained four people at the scene at about 11:20 a.m. today, but that she does not yet have more information about whether those people have been arrested, or whether drugs were discovered in the house.

Five police cars are still on the scene. We will update when we know more.