The Humboldt County Drug Task Force has released its annual interdiction summary for calendar year 2021. In it, the task force says that it confiscated around $1.4 billion million worth of illicit substances (retail value)— mostly heroin, meth and fentanyl. [ED. NOTE: Apologies for this boneheaded error, which has been corrected.]

In addition, the DTF says it seized 90 weapons and almost a million dollars in cash.

The report breaks down the amount of drugs seized by four geographic areas — the city of Eureka, the city of Arcata, the city of Fortuna and the county’s unincorporated areas.

The Eureka numbers include a large amount of seized MDMA — most of it, presumably — from this large bust in October, in which the Drug Task Force was alerted to a large shipment of the substance from France by federal authorities.

The great bulk of the county’s fentanyl busts have taken place in the county’s largely rural unincorporated areas, according to the report.

Check out the slides below, or download the entire report at this link.

From the Humboldt County Drug Task Force:

This report details drug seizures, weapon seizures, and arrests made throughout 2021.

As a reminder, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force is comprised of Special Agents from the following agencies:

  • Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office
  • Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office
  • Arcata Police Department
  • Eureka Police Department
  • Fortuna Police Department
  • California Highway Patrol

A Crime Analyst is provided by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office.

A Sheriff’s Sergeant and Commander is provided by the Sheriff’s Office.