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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Eureka Crack Dealer Busted Twice In The Same Week

Eureka Police Department Press Release:
On 12/09/10, at about 12:45 PM, officers with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit served a search warrant on a suspected crack cocaine dealer at a motel room in the 2200 block of Broadway, Eureka.  Officers located and detained 3 adult males inside the room, including Derrick Deshawn Harden (38 of Eureka).  Harden was currently out on bail after having been arrested by POP last week (12/02/10) for possession of crack cocaine for sale at another motel on
5th Street
. 

During a search of the room, officers located a baggy containing approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine, several digital gram scales, numerous drug packaging baggies, and suspected pay and owe notes. 

Harden was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of base cocaine for sale.

John W. Dixon, 59 of Eureka, was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of base cocaine for sale and maintaining a place for purposes of drug use/sales.  Dixon was the primary tenant of the motel room. 

Clarence Ervin Wallace, 37 of Richmond, was also arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of base cocaine for sale and maintaining a place for purposes of drug use/sales.  (Wallace was staying in the room with Dixon). 

This was the third drug sales search warrant the POP Unit has served at the Blue Herron Motel this year, resulting in multiple arrests for drug related offenses on each occasion. 
Anyone with information concerning suspected drug sales activity occurring in Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.

You've got to be high when you think that because you are out on bail for selling crack, that you can just start selling crack again and the cops won't notice.  Here's a tip, we don't have enough jail cells but we apparently have enough cops to keep arresting you.  This would seem to be a waste of time for drug dealers and the cops but apparently it isn't.  Now what? Charge these people, release them and bust them again? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.  Is our system insane?  Or is our system in serious need of reform?

12 comments:

  1. You don't get it do you, Tom. I don't know what it is going to take FOR you to finally get it. It's sad. You got what you wanted, but you're not going to like it.

    "You've got to be high when you think that because you are out on bail for selling crack, that you can just start selling crack again and the cops won't notice."...

    The COPS NOTICE. And they do their jobs. But he knows - NOTHING IS FUCKING GOING TO HAPPEN TO HIM. they can arrest him 50 times, and nothing is going to happen to him, Tom. Because there is a fundamental problem, and you helped vote it in.

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  2. Tom, Rose is not all right but she is not all wrong either. Keeping dealers off the streets requires a functional DA's office and we simply do not have one though I'm not sure we would be in much better shape with Rose's candidate either.

    I guess in this respect we're just screwed. Lock your doors and buy a gun.

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  3. There is a REASON the cops do NOT endorse Gallegos. It is precisely because of things like this. They have said it from day one. They have said it emphatically. They do their job. They bring in the bad guys. They bring in the evidence. And they will tell you, to a man, that he will let them go before the paperwork is even dry.

    He covers it up with mumblings about how he should be separate and prepared to charge THEM, and tells you he never sought their endorsement. The real reason is that he KNOWS he would never get it.

    They have not been lying to you, Tom. "Professor" Gallegos has.

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  4. Setting political partisianship aside, is there another county in California with a DA that convicts people like Mr. Harden?

    Or, is this "revolving door" situation for lawbreakers a statewide problem?

    Just wondering...

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  5. It's very sad that this is misconstrued as partisan - in fact the DA's Office is NON-PARTISAN. It was never about liberal v. conservative, it is and will be next time, about COMPETENCE v. INCOMPETENCE.

    It will be on full display within a couple of months.

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  6. Missing a key point...
    In this instance, the suspect exercised due process and posted bail.

    Harden could have insisted upon a hearing before a judge as well as a quick and speedy trial which would have shocked the court system, DA's Office, and detectives.

    Innocent until proven guilty...

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  7. It is sad that the opposition to Gallegos couldn't field a more electable candidate. I did not endorse
    Gallegos but I couldn't vote for Jackson.
    If that makes this my fault, so be it.

    Drug rehabilitation is cheaper than prison and more effective for the tax payers and the substance abusers. The lack of judgment shown by those arrested here would indicate that these aren't big business drug dealers, but users trying to fund their habits.

    If we were to legalize marijuana, we might free up enough resources to tackle the real problems of substance abuse in this country.

    Sorry Rose, while Allison Jackson may have made a better DA, we will never know because she couldn't convince the electorate to vote for her. I doubt my lack of endorsement on either side had any influence on the outcome of the DA's race.

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  8. One thing your right about Tom, your endorsement did not mean much to anyone on either side.

    Connect the dots

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  9. Anonymous, it meant something to Ryan Sundburg.
    Maybe had I endorsed Gallegos, Jackson would have won also.
    My endorsement is the kiss of death.

    On the other hand, all Eureka politicians that had me record their radio ads won their elections. What do you make of that smarty pants?

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  10. Tom, did you ever call her? Ever meet her? Ever get to hear more than the soundbites and Salzman's poisonous whisper campaign? "Oh, she's so skeeeeeeeery...." NO. You should have.

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  11. You're right Rose. I just read her stuff and listened to the debates and her commercials.

    Maybe if she runs again, you can get together with me instead of your Salzman and we can make her commercials a little less scary. It seemed to me that because she was a woman and running against an incumbent, she felt like she had to come off stern and tough. She needs to learn to smile and look genuine while doing it.
    It's show biz and people put their ideas onto a particular candidate and adopt them as their own. Mr. Glass, who I like as a person, also comes off as unapproachable to people sometimes.

    You take people like Bass, Newman and Sundberg, these people just naturally come off as approachable and are pleasant to be around. They did well with the public.

    Jackson needs some re imaging. We know we can't afford to lock everybody up. She should get out in the public and start campaigning now and explained to people how the system works and how she will try to make sure that the system works for them. She did do some of that but and since I didn't come to any of her fund raisers or meet and greet events, I can't say how she does in those settings. If that's where she shines, that's the angle. Do a lot of small events to get to know people and look them in the eye with a genuine smile. Then try to maintain that demeanor during the debates.

    It's just a suggestion.

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  12. You just can't cherry-pick individual cases and try to use them to prove your guy is Tough/Soft on crime. You don't know the facts of the case. Why isn't there the same judgmental actions against the presiding judges in those cases. I'm sorry Rose, but your emotional determination to un-seat Gallegos, makes it hard to take your facts at face value.
    Of course, I am not a Humboldt County voter.

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