Eureka Police Department press release:

On March 11, 2021, at about 10:00 a.m., Detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) responded to a motel on the 1500 block of McCullens Avenue in Eureka to serve a search warrant after receiving information that 33-year-old Joshua Bennett of Eureka was selling narcotics from his room.

Bennett and two other occupants were detained inside of the motel room. During the search, detectives located approximately 3 1⁄2 ounces of heroin and a digital scale. Three ounces of the heroin was located hidden inside a cocoa powder container. $1,580 in cash was also located and seized as evidence of drug sales.

Bennett was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of heroin for sales. Anyone with information on ongoing drug or nuisance problems in the city limits of Eureka is asked to contact the POP team at (707) 441- 4373.