Three Arrested in Fortuna on Drug Charges

John Lyman and Manuel Mejia-jimenezThis is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Based on an investigation started by Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force they were able to secure a search warrant for 49 year old John Lyman and his 20 year old girlfriend Octobreona Hof. The search warrant included their residence located at a motel in the 800 block of Main Street in Fortuna. The search warrant was for sales of controlled substances.

On June 8th Special Agents learned John was going to meet with a possible narcotics supplies. With the assistance of a Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office Investigator, Special Agents watched as John exited his motel room and entered a vehicle being driven by a man later identified as 41 year old Manuel Mejia-Jimenez.

A traffic enforcement stop was conducted on the vehicle. John and Manuel were detained while the D.A. Investigator and his narcotics detection K-9 conducted a search of the vehicle. The K-9 alerted to the presence of a narcotic odor in the vehicle and a subsequent search revealed 130 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 32 grams of heroin.

John was arrested for possession of a narcotic for sale, possession of a controlled substance for sale, maintaining a residence for the purposes of narcotics distribution and violation of probation. Manuel was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance and transportation of a narcotic.Octobereona Hof

Special Agents located Octobreona in their motel room and detained her. Inside the room they located scales, packaging material and other items associated with the use and sales of controlled substances. Octobreona was arrested for possession of a narcotic for sale, maintaining a residence for the purposes of narcotics distribution and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.

All three suspects were later transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, where they were booked for the above listed charges.

This investigation is ongoing and future arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.



  • RUN little girl RUN…those men are not your friends, or your daddies they will use you all up….run fast, run far

    • charlene hughes

      So many young girls being seduced by these old guys who turn them into Meth whores! Use them all up then, dump them and more on to another.

  • Whatever you do young lady get the F away from the Meth!!! As the commenter above said… RUN & KEEP RUNNING!!!! Do Not look back!!!

  • Awesome almost every day we see a meth and or heron bust for a change, I’m glad there finally bustling them, unfortunately I think it’s because there are so many twunkeys (tweaker-junky) they can’t ignore them anymore. Either way good job! Hopefully the girl can change her ways she still looks young, but not for long. The other two lost causes. Fuckin disgusting.

  • Taurus Ballzhoff

    Great. Meth and smack. Nice. OK, five minutes in jail for both of you, and NO supper.

    DON’T do it again, and welcome to Humganistan!

    Boys and girls, a good example of what NOT to do!

  • It’s called “dope” for a reason…

  • Only to a Ripper (like Jack)! Drugs are BAD, mkay.

  • The Apache Warrior

    Why can’t we bring back the ‘Wild’ West. Caught, judged and hung all in the same day. A lot of open space for sale for boxes in the ground.

  • Seems like the Motel in this area has a lot of drug activity. Could it be designated a public nuisance, and shut down?

  • This place is a hub of drugs spilling into fortuna. Cmon fpd! INVESTIGATE!!! Money laundering, counterfiting money! Anyone can see when owners are there to transport drugs to local dealers. Bmw’s, mercedes, etc. This is EASY!!!!! Everyone see’s this, yet you do nothing? I ask any fortuna police officer, If your grandma was in town and needed a motel for the night, would you send her here? FIX THIS NOW!!!

    • Agree with you. The owners of this motel are no better than the Squires in Eureka. Fortuna City council needs to do their job and protect the kids and families in Fortuna. All the flower planters on corners won’t matter if this keep going on.

  • I am just elated that they busted some meth and smack ,and a pretty good amount. Now all the cops got to do follow the meth smack trail to the source ,and bust that ass .I’m waiting to see were all this shit is coming from I would say who I think it is ,but I will be called a racist. I’m also sure that a lot is being made here .buy people south of the border.oh [edit].isnt a Jimenez in law enforcement?

    • He is retired and is no relation to the person arrested in this incident.

    • Prohibition will make a wo/man do many things they would never, never do. I’d imagine dating a man 30 years her senior to be one. Deeds to satisfy that need can and often do get a lot worse than that…

      But by all means blame the drug addicted senior and punish him for his needs cause thats whats working….

      We are the jailing-ist country on Earth. 20% of our population is locked up. 1 in 3 minority men. The prison economy’s a life saver for otherwise forgotten and forsook company towns.

      It is modern day slavery. Drug addicts making license plates for 50 cents a day. That’s “correction”.

      Call me human with heart but that’s atrocious.

      No bankers served ANY time after collectively consciously robbing the country in 08.. (the reason said towns need prisons to survive). By all means.. this guy tho.. now there’s a real criminal. It’s just so much easier to get mad at him than the folks who own your shop, house, car, and toys.

      BTW, it comes from Mexico. Shut that connection down and it will come from Peru. Shut that down it will come from Afghanistan. Shut that down and open up Morocco.. or Thailand.. or Columbia… How many years until you realize that this approach

      DOES NOT WORK ????? !!!!!

  • the tear cracks me up. she’s a junkie same as those dudes.

  • I’m glad he is not related he seems like a good guy I’ve seen him at the volunteer fire dept on campton hightes ,and he was a bailiff at the court house. I thought it was good of him to volunteer.

  • Down with dope up with hope

  • So happt they were caught,hopeing a lot more is comming there way. We as cittizens can not look away ,if u see it report it, save a life.

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