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A Eureka man was arrested after police reported finding guns and methamphetamine in his home and car.

Brian Christopher Fleming, 49, was arrested around 11:19 a.m. Thursday, after police conducted a traffic stop on the 2700 block of Hubbard Lane. Officers from the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing unit had obtained a search warrant for Fleming after receiving information that Fleming was selling methamphetamine out of a home, according to an EPD press release.

Fleming was out on bail after a December arrest at a Eureka motel where police reported finding Fleming with six grams of methamphetamine, two handguns and a stun gun.

During Thursday’s traffic stop, police reported finding a loaded .22-caliber revolver on the seat next to Fleming and more than one ounce of methamphetamine, according to the release.

Investigators, assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, then responded to Fleming’s residence to execute the search warrant on three houses. During a search of the properties, investigators located approximately two ounces of crystal methamphetamine, two revolvers, two rifles, four shotguns and ammunition. Investigators also located further evidence of drug sales activity, according to the release.

Fleming was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance while armed and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A penalty enhancement was added to Fleming’s charges due to his arrest on a new felony offense while still out on bail from his previous felony arrest.

Fleming was booked into the Humboldt County jail, and his bail was set at $75,000.



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