Meth In Baby Bottle Seized On South H – May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nicholas Dwayne Cretsinger

SOUTH H STREET – On Tuesday, May 8 at about 7:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by the Arcata Police Department served a search warrant at an apartment located in the 180 block of South H St., Arcata. When officers arrived on scene they saw Nicholas Dwayne Cretsinger, 29, look at them through the front room window. Crestsinger then disappeared inside of the apartment. Agents then made forcible entry through the front door to the apartment.

Agents located Cretsinger in the bath room attempting to flush a hypodermic syringe and a small amount of methamphetamine down the toilet. Agents were able to recover both items out of the toilet. Cretsinger and his girlfriend Heather Elaine Cook, 22, were then both detained in the apartment.

When agents searched the apartment they located a small amount of methamphetamine hidden inside of a baby bottle. Agents located methamphetamine smoking pipes in the apartment. Both Cretsinger and Cook were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine smoking pipes. Both subjects were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and their bail was set at $25,000 each.

Heather Elaine Cook