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Date Released: 7/5/2012
Subject: Drug Arrests
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: HCDTF12-090
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: McKinleyville

On 07-03-2012, approximately 5:00 p.m. Agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force
( H.C.D.T.F.) assisted by deputies from Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Unit
(C.R.U.) served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant in the 3200 block of Halfway Avenue, McKinleyville.

When the search warrant was served, agents and deputies located approximately 65 pounds (individual packaged bags) of dried processed marijuana buds, six loaded semi-automatic pistols including two with laser sites, a shotgun, approximately six grams of heroin, over one hundred controlled prescription tablets, scales, packaging material, pay and owes, and $68,657.00 in United States Currency was located and seized. On the outside of the residence, agents located video surveillance cameras which were operating.

Arrested at the scene were Eric Daniel CULBERTSON age 41 the homeowner and Andrew PETRONE age 40 from New York were located in the residence. CULBERTSON was arrested for possession for sale of marijuana, conspiracy, maintaining a residence for sales, armed in commission of a felony, and possession on a controlled substance. PETRONE was arrested for possession for sale of marijuana and conspiracy. CULBERTSON and PETRONE were transported to Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Bail was set at $75,000.00.

Anyone with information for the Humboldt County Drug Task Force may call 707-444-8095 or Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. If you live in the City Limits of Eureka the Eureka Police Problem Oriented Policing Unit can be reached at 707-441-4373.

Mike Downey