Eureka Police Department press release:
On July 8, 2021, Detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) responded to a motel on the 2400 block of Broadway in Eureka to serve a search warrant after receiving intelligence that 43-year-old Michael Busenius of Eureka was selling narcotics and was in possession of firearms. Busenius is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms and ammunition.
Busenius was detained outside the motel. During the search, detectives located a loaded .22 caliber pistol and methamphetamine. Detectives then responded to a garage located on the 1400 block of Union Street in Eureka to serve a search warrant at a second location associated with Busenius. During a search of the garage, detectives located a .12-gauge shotgun and more ammunition.
Busenius was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine while armed with a loaded firearm.