Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On February 3, 2020, at about 1:00 p.m., Detectives with the Eureka Police Department Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) conducted a probation search of Brent John Holdridge’s apartment at the 600 block of 16 th Street. Holdridge (54 of Eureka) is on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) in Humboldt County for felon in possession of a firearm and possession of heroin for sales. Holdridge’s probation terms allowed for a search of his person, place of residence and vehicles by law enforcement.


During the search of his apartment, POP Detectives located 62 pounds of processed and unprocessed marijuana. Detectives eventually located a hidden room behind a large wall mounted mirror. Inside the room, Detectives located approximately 14 ounces of methamphetamine and marijuana processing equipment indicative that Cannabis Butane Honey Oil was being manufactured in the room. It should be noted that Holdridge’s apartment is a four-plex Victorian in which families with small children reside at.

Detectives determined that Holdridge had a storage unit in Fortuna. A search warrant was served at the storage unit at about 5:30 pm. Inside the storage unit, Detectives located more unprocessed marijuana and military style body armor. Due to Holdridge’s prior felony convictions he is not to possess body armor.

Holdridge was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of methamphetamine for sales, possessing more than the allowable quantity of marijuana, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation, felon in possession of body armor, and manufacturing a controlled substance.

To report ongoing nuisance or drug activity in the City of Eureka, call the POP team at (707) 441-4371.