41-year-old Kirk Thurston | HCDTF

Humboldt County Drug Task Force press release: 

On September 14th, 2023, Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents served a search warrant at the residence of Jordan Guthart, Laluna Martinand Kirk Thurston, located on Manzanita Lane in Redway. HCDTF Agents received information that drug activity was occurring at the residence. 

Upon arrival at the residence, three subjects fled on foot out of the back of the residence. Two of the fleeing subjects were believed to be Jordan Guthart and Laluna Martin. Due to the residence not being secured and other parties being contacted inside the residence, Agents did not pursue the fleeing subjects.

Inside the residence, Agents located Kirk Thurston, 41 years old of Redway. Agents searched the residence and located 4 grams of methamphetamine, 4 grams of fentanyl, packaging materials, a digital scale, four firearms (two of which were assault weapons), ammunition, and one Billy club. 

After interviewing the tenants of the residence and collecting indicia, Agents were able to confirm the bedroom that Guthart and Martin were living in. Agents located a loaded .22 caliber handgun inside Guthart and Martin’s bedroom. Guthart is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. 

Kirk Thurston was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the following charges:

  • HS11370.1(A)- Possession of Controlled Substances while Armed
  • PC30605(A)- Illegally Possess Any Assault Weapon

The following charges will be requested for Jordan Guthart and Laluna Martin: 

  • HS11370.1-  Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed
  • HS11351- Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales
  • PC29800(A)(1)- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • PC30605(A)- Illegally Possess Any Assault Weapon
  • PC30305(A)- Felon in Possession of Ammunition 
  • PC22210- Possession of a Leaded Cane or Baton 

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976.