From the Arcata Police Department:


On 12/20/18 at about 8:33 PM, officers from the Arcata Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a mechanical violation in the 5000 block of Valley West Boulevard. 

The driver of the vehicle was found to be on felony probation for narcotic sales.

Officers conducted a probation search of the vehicle and located a .45 caliber handgun in the glove compartment.  Officers also located heroin in the vehicle.

Leonicio Ramon Morenomunguia, age 30 of Eureka, was arrested for the following charges:

  • 29800(a)(1) PC - Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
  • 30305(a)(1) PC - Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person
  • 11370.1(a) H&S - Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed
  • 25400(a)(1) PC - Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle
  • 25400(a)(1) PC - Concealed Firearm in a Vehicle
  • 11350(a) H&S - Possession of a Narcotic
  • 11364 H&S - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • 1203.2 PC - Violation of Probation

Leonicio was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked and lodged for the above charges.