On Monday, Feb. 18, detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing unit (POP) conducted a narcotics enforcement at an apartment complex in the 800 block of H Street in Eureka.
During their investigation, detectives contacted Joel Renaldo Ortiz, age 32, in the alley at the north side of the complex. Ortiz, who is on probation several times over, displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. During a search of Ortiz, officers discovered a syringe and 12.9 grams, or approximately one-half ounce, of methamphetamine in his sock.
Ortiz was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County correctional facility for possession of methamphetamine and probation violations.
Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the city of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing unit at 707-441-4373.