Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney
December 14, 2022
On December 13, 2022 Jose Lomeli Osuna pled guilty to all the charges and enhancements he faced following his September 15, 2022 arrest by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (DTF). On that date DTF served warrants on three locations: at a Creamery Alley, Arcata location agents found 3 pounds of methamphetamine, 4 ounces of fentanyl and over $114,000 in cash; at a Myrtle Avenue, Eureka location agents found 1.3 ounces of cocaine; and at a storage unit in McKinleyville they located 24 pounds of methamphetamine, 3 pounds of heroin, 1.25 pounds of cocaine and 5.83 pounds of fentanyl.
The defendant pled guilty to possession with intent to sell heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl, with enhancements for possession of: methamphetamine over 10 kilograms (22 pounds), heroin over 1 kilogram and fentanyl over 1 kilogram. He also admitted to two prior convictions for transportation of drugs for sales.
Recent changes to the Penal Code (1170(h)) dictate that individuals convicted of selling, transporting or possessing drugs for sales cannot be sentenced to prison. However, a judge could sentence Lomelli Osuna to as much as 18 years in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Given the defendant’s record and his major role in Humboldt County drug dealing as indicated by the large quantities seized by DTF, the District Attorney will seek to maximize Lomelli Osuna’s time in custody.