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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Humboldt County Drug Task Force releases 2018 statistics

Heroin seized during a DTF operation in 2018.

The Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) had a successful year investigating illegal narcotics activities, seizing almost two times more heroin in 2018 than in the previous six years combined.

Methamphetamine and heroin are dangerous drugs that continue to plague our county. The HCDTF’s main focus is to investigate methamphetamine and heroin interdiction, sales and possession, giving special attention to investigating drug trafficking within Humboldt County. During these investigations, HCDTF agents often locate and confiscate several other items, including other drugs and illegal firearms. The HCDTF and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are committed to creating safer and healthier communities by investigating and eliminating the flow of illegal narcotics into Humboldt County.  

In 2018, HCDTF:

  • Served 135 search warrants
  • Arrested 106 suspects
  • Seized 45 firearms
  • Seized the following:
    Methamphetamine28.95 Pounds
    Heroin
    34.44 Pounds
    Cocaine        
    3.10 Pounds
    MDMA
    55 Grams
    Ketamine 
    89 Grams
    Marijuana  
    333 Pounds
    Concentrated Cannabis 
    5.65 Pounds
    Butane Hash Oil  
    474 Grams

The HCDTF is comprised of Special Agents from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, the Arcata Police Department, the Fortuna Police Department, the Eureka Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Land Management and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

The HCDTF welcomes citizen tips to aid in our investigations. If you have information for HCDTF agents, please contact (707) 444-8095.

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