On May 9th, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit detectives served a search warrant in the 15000 block of 32nd Ave. in Clearlake. The residence belonged to Eric Jeffery Klein, 42 and Alexis Rose Coulter, 26 of Clearlake. Detectives located and seized evidence associated with the sales of heroin and methamphetamine. Approximately 40 grams of black tar heroin was located in a small shed with packaging materials and digital gram scales. Detectives also located a hidden safe, which upon inspection contained over four ounces of crystal methamphetamine, US Currency, and an additional 20 grams of tar heroin. Klein and Coulter were also in possession of a stolen .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol that was loaded.
Klein was arrested for violations of possession of heroin and methamphetamine for sale, possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a loaded firearm, and possession of a controlled substance while armed. Coulter was also charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine for sale, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a controlled substance while armed. Klein possessed over $2,300.00 of currency which was seized per asset forfeiture laws.
Detectives determined Klein and Coulter were living in the residence with a small child under 4 years old. Two additional parties, Adam James Gates, 37, and Shanel Alisha Blevins, 29, were living behind the residence in a trailer with a small child. Based on the evidence located, detectives additionally notified Child Protective Services and charged all four subjects with crimes associated with child endangerment.
Klein remains in custody at the Lake County Jail with his bail set at $500,000. Coulter, Gates, and Blevins also remain in custody with their bail set at $75,000.