Press release from the Drug Task Force:


On January 30th, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) served a search warrant at a residence located in the 800 block Sea Avenue, Eureka. During their multi-week investigation agents received information the resident, Ramon Leonicio Moreno-Munguia (age 31), is selling methamphetamine throughout Humboldt County. Moreno-Munguia is a local probationer for narcotics violations.

Agents detained Moreno-Munguia in a vehicle a short distance from his home. During a search of Moreno-Munguia’s residence, agents located nearly two pounds of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sales. Agents also located digital scales and other items often associated with narcotics sales. In addition, agents seized nearly $3,000 in U.S. currency that is believed to be the proceeds of narcotics sales. This currency will be held pending future asset forfeiture proceedings.

Moreno-Munguia was subsequently placed under arrest and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for transportation and possession of controlled substances for sales and violation of probation.

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.