Eureka Police Department press release:
On August 16, 2018, at about 12:30 p.m., an Agent with Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) working in partnership with the Eureka Police Department’s Community Safety Enhancement Team (CSET), observed a group of subjects openly smoking methamphetamine on the boardwalk near the foot of C Street.
CSET officers responded and contacted the subjects. During the investigation, Lloyd Hughes (65 of Eureka) was found to be in possession of just under one ounce of methamphetamine.
Hughes was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales. Pete Dibean (50 of Eureka) was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Jeffrey Frizzell (30 of Eureka) was cited and released on a Municipal Code Violation warrant.
Although CSET makes frontline connections with homeless individuals in order to improve their lives and connect them with partnered services, this type of criminal behavior will not be tolerated and will result in arrests.