Eureka CA June 27 2012 A convicted felon was arrested Friday outside Blue Lake Casino on suspicion of possessing and transporting methamphetamine with the intent to sell — his third meth-related arrest since December.
Eureka resident Brian Christopher Fleming, 49, was arrested Friday at 6:30 a.m. by investigators with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit. According to a press release, the unit served a search warrant on Fleming in the parking lot of Blue Lake Casino with assistance from the casino’s security team.
During a search of Fleming’s GMC truck, investigators reported locating more than one-quarter pound of crystal methamphetamine. Investigators then searched Fleming’s residence and three adjoining homes owned by his family near Myrtle and Hall streets. The release said packaging materials for drug sales and ammunition were seized at his residence.
Fleming was booked into the Humboldt County jail on suspicion of unlawful possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sale. A penalty enhancement was added because he was arrested on suspicion of a felony while still out on bail from two previous felony arrests, the release said. His bail was set at $150,000.
This was Fleming’s third meth-related arrest by EPD since December 2011, the release said. A total of approximately one-half pound of meth was seized from Fleming as a result of the three arrests.