On January 25, 2018, at about 11:00 a.m., Detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) conducted an undercover buy bust on the 400 block of W. Harris Street in Eureka.
Detectives had arranged the buy with 34 year old Doroteo Lerma-Castillo through text message. Lerma-Castillo arrived at the designated location chosen by him and was met by detectives. Lerma-Castillo was found to be in possession of nearly 11.5 ounces of heroin and was taken into custody without further incident.
Lerma-Castillo was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession and transportation of heroin for sales.