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Eureka woman arrested after K-9 search turns up half-pound of suspected heroin

Nancy Burks, 69

A Eureka woman who was arrested last year in Eureka for maintaining a house where heroin and meth were being sold was arrested again at the same home on Thursday, according to the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF).

On July 6 at around 10 a.m., special agents with the HCDTF served a search warrant at a home on the 2300 block of Maple Lane in Eureka. They had reportedly received information that 69-year-old Nancy Lee Burks was involved in narcotics sales.

Upon serving the search warrant, a Humboldt County District Attorney's Office K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in several areas, officials said. The HCDTF said agents found nearly one-half pound of suspected heroin and $7,720 in cash that is believed to be the profits of narcotics sales. The currency will be held pending asset forfeiture proceedings.

Burke was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, officials reported.

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics-related crimes are encouraged to call the HCDTF at 707-444-8095.

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