Charle Flinn and Jonah Keef Taylor | EPD

Eureka Police Department press release: 

On January 27, 2022, Detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) and Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, responded to a residence on the 1400 block of 11th Street in Eureka to serve a search warrant after receiving numerous complaints that 42-year-old Jonah Keef Taylor was selling narcotics and was in possession of firearms. Taylor is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms and ammunition.

Taylor and four other subjects were detained on the property. During a search of the residence, detectives located a loaded 9mm pistol and an unloaded .357 Magnum pistol. Detectives also located a recently disassembled Butane Honey Oil lab, approximately sixty-five pounds of marijuana and two large butane tanks.

One of the additional subjects detained on the property was identified as 53-year-old Charles Steven Flinn of Eureka. Flinn is on active parole and was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine.

Taylor was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and manufacturing a controlled substance. Flinn was arrested and booked for possession of a controlled substance and violation of parole.

Anyone with information about ongoing nuisance properties and/or drug activity is encouraged to contact the Eureka Police POP Team at (707) 441-4373.