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Sheriff's Office - Drug Task Force

Posted on: August 1, 2023

One Arrested Following Search Warrant in Fortuna


On July 31st, 2023, Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents served a search warrant at the residence of Jesse Rawlin Lussow (Age 47) located in the 2000 block of Hanna Ct. in Fortuna. After a multi-week investigation, the HCDTF believed Lussow was in possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales. 

Upon arrival at the residence, Agents located Lussow inside and he was detained without incident. As Agents continued through the residence, they located two young children who were removed from the residence and placed in a safe area. 

Once the scene was secure, Agents began searching the residence. In the garage area Agents located approximately 1.2 pounds of methamphetamine, 5 grams of cocaine, over $4,000 in US Currency, and digital scales.    Methamphetamine

Also located in the garage area, Agents observed a glass plate containing lose methamphetamine. The glass plate with the methamphetamine was being held on a shelf that was also storing what appeared to be snacks for children. Agents noted that the methamphetamine and cocaine located inside of Lussow’s garage, were in areas that were accessible to the children inside of the house.  


HCDTF Agents contacted Humboldt County Child Welfare Services and advised them of the living situation for the two young children. After CWS was notified, the children were ultimately released to a family member.  


Lussow was transported to the Humboldt County Jail where he was booked for the following charges:

         HS11378 Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales

         HS11366.5 Operating/Maintaining a Drug House

         HS11350(A) Possession of Narcotics

         PC273A(a) Felony Child Endangerment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jesse Lussow


Jesse Lussow Booking Photo

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976.

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