Felon Arrested in Possession of a Stolen Handgun, Says DTF
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On October 10, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, served a search warrant at a residence located in the 2100 block of Union Street, Eureka. In addition to numerous complaints of suspected drug activity at this residence, agents previously received information that Frederick Lynn Fields Jr (age 33) was involved in narcotics distribution and could possibly be armed.
Upon arrival, agents observed Fields exit his residence and reach into a parked car. Upon law enforcement contact, Fields drew a handgun from his person and threw it into the front yard of his r
esidence. Fields is a previously convicted felon and was subsequently arrested for weapons violations. Agents recovered the firearm, and through their investigation, determined the firearm was stolen from Southern California. Agents searched Fields‘ residence and located additional ammunition, scales, and narcotics packaging materials.
Fields was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on felon in possession of a stolen firearm.
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.