Alfonso Yanez-Espana
Alfonso Yanez-Espana (EPD)

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On 06/05/14, detectives from the Eureka Police Department's Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP), assisted by agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (DTF) served a Search Warrant in the 1200 block of 'G' Street in Eureka. The warrant was sought and served for suspicion of methamphetamine sales.

Larry Gene Blake (53) was contacted and arrested at the scene for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales. Approximately 6.8 grams of methamphetamine, 1.4 grams of cocaine, scales and packaging were located and seized at the scene.

As the detectives were arriving on scene, a vehicle driven by Alfonso Yanez-Espana (27) drove up to Blake's residence for an unknown reason.

Larry Gene Blake
Larry Gene Blake (EPD)
A second Search Warrant was obtained for Yanez-Espana's vehicle and residence. As a result of that investigation approximately 963.2 grams (2.2 lbs) of methamphetamine and $35,000 cash were located and seized.

Both Blake and Yanez-Espana were transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales. Both subjects were released due to overcrowding.

Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.