Press release from the Fortuna Police Department:
On Sunday, June 14, 2022, at approximately 1:50 P.M., the Fortuna Police Department’s Problem Oriented Police (POP) Team, assisted by Fortuna Police K-9 (Cain), served a search warrant in the 6000 block of Rohnerville Rd.
The POP team located evidence of controlled substances and several items of paraphernalia throughout the residence. It was determined through the course of the investigation that 63-year-old Nancy Gilmore was the property owner.
Subsequently, Nancy Gilmore was arrested for Maintaining a Place where Drugs are used and/or sold, a violation of section 11366 of the California Health and Safety Code. 26-year-old Destinee Line was also located on the property and was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and Psilocybin Mushrooms. Destinee Line was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a violation of section 11377(a) of the California Health and Safety Code. Nancy Gilmore was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Jail where she was booked without incident. Destinee Line was issued a criminal citation and subsequently released without further incident.
Ultimately, the Fortuna POP Team then served an additional search warrant based on an existing nexus to the original location, in the 2000 block of Van Duzen St. in Alton. The target of the search warrant identified as 28-year-old Brodie Houseworth was not found at the location. However, Brodie Houseworth was later located in Fortuna and was found to be in possession of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine. Criminal charges were filed against Brodie Houseworth with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for unlawfully possessing both of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine.
It was determined prior to the execution of both search warrants, that there was an existing nexus in regard to the involved subjects selling and transporting illegal narcotics within the city limits of Fortuna, California.
The Fortuna Police Department remains committed to public safety and transparency. Any questions regarding this incident can be directed to the Chief of Police, Casey J. Day at (707)-725-7550.