Pacific man arrested in Eureka for alleged possession of methamphetamine | police fire

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A 64-year-old Pacific man has been arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine after being arrested in Eureka. Officers arrested him after the city’s license plate detection system alerted them that someone was driving a pickup truck that had warrants attached to it, Eureka police reported.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. on August 6, an officer saw the pickup, a black 2002 Ford F-250, drive away from Walmart on West Fifth Street. The officer turned on his vehicle’s headlights and sirens, and the man pulled the van into the parking lot outside America’s Best Inn, 1725 W. Fifth St., according to the report.

The driver was arrested for the warrants and officers searched the van. They allegedly found three bags containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, as well as a smoking pipe, in the van, according to the report.

The methamphetamine weighed over 60 grams and the man said he paid $400 for it. He also reportedly said it was “a stupid mistake, Eureka police reported.

Based on the results of the drug analysis, Eureka police will file charges against the man through the St. Louis County District Attorney’s Office for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. drugs, Lt. Michael Tapp said.

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