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Sheriff's Office - Drug Task Force

Posted on: September 19, 2023

HCDTF Seizes Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, and Firearms in Redway


On September 14th, 2023, Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents served a search warrant at the residence of Jordan GUTHART, Laluna MARTINand Kirk THURSTON, located on Manzanita Lane in Redway. HCDTF Agents received information that drug activity was occurring at the residence. 


Upon arrival at the residence, three subjects fled on foot out of the back of the residence. Two of the fleeing subjects were believed to be Jordan GUTHART and Laluna MARTIN. Due to the residence not being secured and other parties being contacted inside the residence, Agents did not pursue the fleeing subjects.


Inside the residence, Agents located Kirk THURSTON, 41 years old of Redway. Agents searched the residence and located 4 grams of methamphetamine, 4 grams of fentanyl, packaging materials, a digital scale, four firearms (two of which were assault weapons), ammunition, and one Billy club. 

 Kirk Thurston Booking Photo

After interviewing the tenants of the residence and collecting indicia, Agents were able to confirm the bedroom that GUTHART and MARTIN were living in. Agents located a loaded .22 caliber handgun inside GUTHART and MARTIN’s bedroom. GUTHART is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. 

Kirk THURSTON was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the following charges:

HS11370.1(A)- Possession of Controlled Substances while Armed

PC30605(A)- Illegally Possess Any Assault Weapon


The following charges will be requested for Jordan GUTHART and Laluna MARTIN: 


HS11370.1-  Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed

HS11351- Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales

PC29800(A)(1)- Felon in Possession of a Firearm

PC30605(A)- Illegally Possess Any Assault Weapon

PC30305(A)- Felon in Possession of Ammunition 

PC22210- Possession of a Leaded Cane or Baton 


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

Firearms, narcotics, packaging materials seized

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