Photos courtesy HCSO

Press release from Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered narcotics and a loaded firearm during a probation check this morning at the Bear River Casino parking garage.


Around 1:17 a.m. a sheriff’s deputy was patrolling in the area of the Bear River Casino when he noticed two men, known to law enforcement, standing by a vehicle in the casino’s parking garage. Both men were on felony searchable probation.

During a search of the men, the vehicle and their hotel room, the deputy located approximately 3.5 ounces of heroin, 14 grams of meth, 21 pounds of marijuana, 31 grams of concentrated cannabis, 37 Hydrocodone pills and a loaded .22 caliber revolver.

Brent John Holdridge, 52, was taken into custody and booked on the following charges: felon in possession of firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, violation of probation, possession of a controlled substance while armed and possession of controlled substances for sales.