Humboldt County Drug Task Force press release: 

On January 14th, 2020, special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF), with the assistance of the Eureka Police Department Problem Oriented Police (POP) team, served search warrants at multiple locations in Eureka. Through their multi-week investigation, HCDTF agents learned that Giovani Enrique Ramirez (age 18) is associated with a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) operating in Humboldt County.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., agents located Ramirez in the 1300 block of 10th Street, Eureka. Upon contact, Ramirez was detained without incident. Agents searched Ramirez and his vehicle pursuant to a search warrant and discovered nearly 1.5 pounds of suspected heroin, 2 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, and 11 grams of suspected cocaine. These items were located in a hidden compartment within the dash of Ramirez’s vehicle. In addition, agents located digital scales and nearly $4,000 in U.S. currency that was seized pending asset forfeiture proceedings.

Agents and POP officers then served a search warrant at Ramirez’s residence located in the 1800 block of 3 rd Street, Eureka, and a DTO associated residence located in the 2000 block of A Street, Eureka. Agents located an additional ounce of suspected heroin and other items associated with narcotics sales.

Ramirez was subsequently placed under arrest and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession and transportation of controlled substances and possession of a false compartment within a vehicle.

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 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.