“Heroin has really blown up” “It’s everywhere and in every walk of life.”(community has become) “numbed to the drug activity” Eureka Police Sgt. Michael Guy.
No shit Sherlock! Anybody who’s lived in Eureka sometime in the last fifty years has seen that. Waves of Heron have been washing over Eureka as regularly as the tide.
We think it’s the failure to acknowledge this deep rooted problem that makes impossible to have any effect on it. (ie; Mills policy of not reporting crime)
While Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills said Eureka is a “drug-laden community,” he was suspicious of whether a stash of that size was targeted only for Humboldt County…..
We guess Mills hasn’t been here long enough to realize what an appetite Eureka and Humboldt has for Heroin, Meth, Oxy……………
Here’s just a couple of examples:
(Times-Standard story 01/13/2013) A drug task force raid on area Mexican drug trafficking organizations in February, 2011, netted about five pounds of heroin. In Eureka, the task force seized three pounds and arrested five people in a March, 2009 sting.
January 2103 story here:
March 2009 story here:
Previous story on Heroin’s future in Humboldt from the Examiner: