Andrew Goff / @ 4:24 p.m. / Crime

Suspected Heroin Dealer Arrested by EPD in Undercover Buy Bust


Heroin | EPD

Eureka Police Department press release: 

On January 25, 2018, at about 11:00 a.m., Detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) conducted an undercover buy bust on the 400 block of W. Harris Street in Eureka. 

Lerma-Castillo | EPD

Detectives had arranged the buy with 34 year old Doroteo Lerma-Castillo through text message. Lerma-Castillo arrived at the designated location chosen by him and was met by detectives. Lerma-Castillo was found to be in possession of nearly 11.5 ounces of heroin and was taken into custody without further incident.

Lerma-Castillo was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession and transportation of heroin for sales.

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