From the Humboldt County Drug Task Force:

Since early January 2022 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) had been investigating Maximo Espitia (61 years old from Eureka) for methamphetamine sales. As a result of their investigation agents received a search warrant for Espitia.

On January 26th, 2022 HCDTF agents contacted Espitia as he exited his vehicle at a business on Bear Paws Ln. in Loleta. Espitia was detained without incident. Agents served the search warrant on the vehicle at which time agents located 1 pound of methamphetamine in the driver’s side door panel.

Espitia was transported to the Humboldt County Jail and booked for the following charges:

  • H&S 11378 Possession of methamphetamine for sale

  • H&S 11379 Transportation of methamphetamine for sale

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.