Eureka K-9 officer Max leads police to seizure of firearm and drugs during traffic stop

Eureka K-9 officer, Max, helped officers confiscate guns and drugs during a traffic stop on Wednesday. (EPD — contributed)

News release from the Eureka Police Department:

On Wednesday night at around 8:57 PM, patrol officers with the Eureka Police Department conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Hodgson and Ingley Streets, Eureka. The driver, Albert Livingstone Boone (age 61), was found to be on active county probation which included a search and seizure clause.

A search was conducted of Boone’s vehicle utilizing EPD K9 “Max.” During the search, K9 Max located 1.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 53.46 grams of heroin (nearly two ounces). A firearm was also located in the vehicle.

Boone was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the following offenses:

• HS 11370.1 – Possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded,operable firearm• PC 29800(a)(1) – Convicted felon in possession of a firearm• PC 30305(a)(1) – Prohibited person in possession of ammunition• HS 11351 – Possession of a controlled substance (heroin) for sale• HS 11352(a) – Transportation or sales of a controlled substance• HS 11377(a) – Possession of methamphetamine

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