The Problem Oriented Policing Unit [POP] of the Eureka Police Department nearly faced a problem that they were not prepared to deal with as they attempted to serve a search warrant on Wednesday, July 25.
However, the alert and quick-thinking officers rose to the occasion and walked away with the evidence they initially came to obtain.
Forty eight year old Dixie Lee Holder, suspect, and occupant of the residence where POP officers were serving the search warrant in an effort to locate controlled substances, was nowhere in sight.
Well, that’s because Holder was in the master bedroom, hiding the evidence in a place that the “sun does not shine”, not to mention, a place where the search would not be useful.
As officers served the warrant they encountered two teenagers in the living room, who turned out to be no strangers of the law as well. In fact, the 18 year old was on juvenile probation.
Meanwhile, 19 year old McKenzie M. Tidd, had two outstanding felony arrest warrants, not to mention quite a few outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants.
Holder, the suspect, was in the master bedroom [as mentioned above] where she was potentially hiding the heroin in one of her body cavities.
Following a comprehensive search of the residence, POP officers, did not locate any heroin. However, they did seize a mobile phone, drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, and packaging.
Officers then transported Holder and Tidd to Humboldt County Correctional Facility, where Holder was to be booked for possession of drug paraphernalia and Tidd was to be booked for outstanding drug-related warrants.
Holder removed what was later discovered to be heroin from a body cavity and proceeded to swallow it. A correctional officer close by realized what Holder was doing and intervened just in time to prevent the evidence from being swallowed.
As a result, the officer inventoried what they identified as at least 15 grams of black tar heroin [half an ounce] wrapped in cellophane.Incidentally, the officer also prevented Holder from possibly overdosing.
Subsequently, officers also booked Holder for smuggling drugs into the facility, as well as sale and possession of a narcotic known as heroin.
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Original article: redwoodtimes.com
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