Seized evidence | Photos provided by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

Humboldt County Drug Task Force press release:

On Thursday May 27th, 2021, special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) served a search warrant on a residence in the 1900 block of Pine Creek Rd. in Hoopa. Agents had been investigating the homeowner, Samuel Edward Jones (42 years old) for distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl pills in the Hoopa Valley. Agents contacted Jones inside his residence and detained him without incident.

Samuel Edward Jones.

Agents conducted a search of the residence and located the following evidence:

  • 2 ounces of methamphetamine
  • 4 “perc-30” fentanyl pills
  • Digital scale and packaging
  • Ammunition
  • AR-15 style short-barreled rifle chambered in 300 blackout

Jones is a convicted felon and was currently out of jail on bail for charges of 245 PC (assault with a deadly weapon) and 11379 H&S (transportation of methamphetamine for sale). Jones was transported to the Humboldt County Jail where he was booked for the following charges:

  • H&S 11370.1 Possession of controlled substances while armed
  • H&S 11366 Maintaining or operating a drug house
  • H&S 11378 Possession of methamphetamine for sale
  • PC 33215 Possession of an assault rifle
  • PC 29800 Felon in possession of a firearm
  • PC 30305(a)(1) Felon in possession of ammunition
  • PC 30600(a) Manufacturing an assault weapon
  • PC 12022.1 Committing a felony while out on bail

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.