On April 16, 2021, the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP), with the assistance of the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, served a search warrant on Christopher Sovereign (30 of Eureka), his place of employment in Eureka, and an associated residence in Rio Dell.
Sovereign was located and detained at his place of employment, a sandwich shop at the 800 block of West Harris Street. During the search, a loaded firearm was found concealed in a trashcan in the back food prep area. An additional loaded firearm and methamphetamine were located inside of Sovereign’s vehicle parked in the parking lot.
During a search of the Rio Dell residence, detectives located stolen property, methamphetamine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and indicia linking Sovereign to gang activity.
At the time of the April 16th search, Sovereign was out on bail from previous drug and firearm arrests. Sovereign was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of a controlled substance while armed, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for committing a felony while out on bail. Bail was enhanced to $500,000 and requires proof of income. At this time Sovereign remains in custody.