Andrew Goff / @ 3:01 p.m. / Crime

79-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Fortuna for Allegedly Selling Meth Out of Her Retirement Center Apartment

Fortuna Police Department press release: 


On February 20, 2018, Fortuna Police Department Detectives arrested a 79 year old Fortuna resident after receiving information that she was selling methamphetamine out of her residence.  

Detectives obtained a search warrant, and arrested Barbara Engels after locating 3 grams of Methamphetamine at her residence in the 2100 block of Smith Lane in Fortuna.  Along with the methamphetamine, detectives also located scales and packaging materials, all which were seized as evidence.  

Engels was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and released on her own recognizance at the scene.



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