On April 19, 2018, at about 11:30 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies, Child Welfare Services, and Hoopa Tribal Police officers responded to the Tsewenaldin Inn in Hoopa to conduct a welfare check on two children believed to be inside a motel room.
Upon arrival to the room, deputies observed suspected heroin and hypodermic syringes in plain view, accessible by the children. Deputies detained two adults on scene and obtained a search warrant.
During a search of the motel room, deputies located approximately 8 grams of heroin packaged for sales, over 100 hypodermic syringes, numerous drug paraphernalia items and handgun ammunition. Deputies also located parts for an AR-15 firearm.
The two children were placed into protective custody.
Justin McCovey, 33, of Hoopa, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges: possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales and child abuse/endangerment.
Heather Combs, 29, of Eureka, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on a felony warrant for vehicle theft, in addition to fresh charges of possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, child abuse/endangerment, providing false identification to a peace officer and revocation of probation.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.