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Sheriff's Office - Drug Task Force

Posted on: February 7, 2023

HCDTF Seizes Fentanyl and Firearms


On Monday February 6, 2023 HCDTF served a search warrant at two locations which yielded a large amount of fentanyl. HCDTF agents obtained information that Joshua Scott VanDyke, 47 year old from Eureka, was selling large amounts of fentanyl from Loleta and Eureka. Agents obtained a search warrant for a trailer located near the intersection of Church Street and Montgomery Street in Loleta and a residence on the 4000 Block of Meyers Ave in Eureka. 

During the service of the search warrant at the Loleta residence, Joshua VanDyke and 44 year old Anne Walton were detained on scene. During a search of the property, agents located approximately one pound of suspected fentanyl, two pistols, digital scale, and approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine. VanDyke was subsequently taken into custody on the following charges:

VanDyke Booking Photo

H&S 11351(a)- Possession of controlled substances for sale

H&S 11370.1- Possession of controlled substances while armed

PC 29800(a)(1)- Felon in possession of a firearm

During a search of the Meyers Ave residence, agents located suspected methamphetamine, numerous unidentified pills, digital scale, and packaging materials. Two subjects were located on scene and subsequently released. 

Evidence Located

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976.

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