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Posted on: November 3, 2023

HCDTF Arrests Three in Fortuna, Seizes Half Pound of Fentanyl


On November 3rd, 2023, Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents, and Officers with the Fortuna Police Department (FoPD) served a search warrant at a residence located in the 2100 block of Rohnerville Road, Fortuna, and on the persons of Johnnie LEAVENS (52 years old from Fortuna) and Elizabeth QUENELL (43 years old from Fortuna). After a weeklong investigation, the HCDTF believed LEAVENS and QUENELL were trafficking fentanyl throughout Humboldt County. 


HCDTF Agents and FoPD Officers responded to the residence on Rohnerville Road and detained LEAVENS, QUENELL, and Hector CORRAL-ESPARZA (34 years old from Sinaloa, Mexico) without incident. 


After the suspects were detained, Agents searched their vehicle and located approximately a half pound of fentanyl. Agents searched the residence and located three digital scales with fentanyl residue on them. 

Packaged FentanylFentanyl and Scales

CORRAL-ESPARZA, LEAVENS, and QUENELL were transported to the Humboldt County Jail where they were booked for the following charge:

 11351 HS                  Possession of narcotics for the purpose of sales

Hector Alonso CORRALES-PERAZA Booking PhotoJohnnie LEAVENS Booking PhotoElizabeth QUENELL 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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