Parents arrested on Meth charges

Posted: 30th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Eureka couple was arrested on drug and child endangerment charges after law enforcement officers reported discovering methamphetamine for sale within reach of the children in their home.

Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a sting operation in the area of Wabash Avenue and Broadway in Eureka on Wednesday afternoon.

The task force said in a press release that the agents were working an ongoing investigation into methamphetamine trafficking and sales in and around Humboldt County.

Undercover agents met with Cameo Moore of Eureka, who the task force said negotiated a sale of a large quantity of methamphetamine with an undercover agent. Moore went to a residence to pick up meth and returned to the agent with 6 grams of meth as a sample.

The task force said Moore was arrested on charges of methamphetamine transportation and sales.

Agents then went to a residence on the 600 block of W. Hawthorne Street where Moore allegedly had gone to pick up the meth. Armed with a search warrant, agents entered the residence and found Yeng “Yankee” Cheng, his wife Serena Cheng and their children, ages 1, 3 and 9.

According to the task force, agents discovered 2 ounces of meth, packaging material, a scale and a large amount of cash. Agents determined that the meth was stored in a location within arm’s reach of one or more of the children. The Chengs were arrested on charges of possession of meth for sale and child endangerment.

Humboldt County Child Welfare Services were summoned to the house and the children were placed in protective custody.

Agents also developed information that Moore was staying at a residence on the 1300 block of I Street in Eureka. Agents served a search warrant and the task force said it discovered 8 grams of black tar heroin, packaging material and scales. Moore was additionally charged with possession of heroin for sale.

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