HCSO: Eureka suspect arrested on charges of drug possession, sales

    33-year-old Donald Floyd Howard

    A Eureka man was arrested early Wednesday morning after deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) say they found both meth and heroin in his possession.

    Sheriff's deputies were patrolling the Pine Hill area of Eureka around 1:30 in the morning on Jan. 9 when they noticed a vehicle with expired registration. After conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Meyers Avenue and Higgins Street, they found 33-year-old Donald Floyd Howard of Eureka in the passenger's seat. Further investigation revealed there was a felony warrant for Howard's arrest out of Madera County.

    Deputies searched Howard and say they found about 65 grams of meth and 16 grams of heroin. They also say they found digital scales and other drug paraphernalia inside a backpack that belonged to Howard.

    Howard was booked into the Humboldt County Jail on his felony warrant for diversion of funds and possession of marijuana, in addition to fresh charges of possession of a controlled substance for sales and possession of a controlled substance.

    The driver of the vehicle was released on the scene, according to deputies.

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