Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 


On 02/12/2018, at about 1020 hours, deputies were conducting foot patrols in the downtown area of Garberville. While patrolling the area of the Johnston Quality Motel, 839 Redwood Drive, deputies observed suspicious activity and contacted Raymond Joseph Smith (age 29). Deputies learned that Smith is a registered sex offender who failed to register in Humboldt County. It was also discovered that Smith currently has a felony warrant out of Mendocino County for probation violation.

Upon searching Smith’s person incident to arrest, deputies located suspected methamphetamine packaged for sales. Smith was also in possession of marijuana, concentrated cannabis, and hypodermic needles.

Smith was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked on the following charges:

  • Violation of Sex Registration Requirements - PC 290.011
  • Possession of Controlled Substance for Sales – H&S 11378
  • Possession of Concentrated Cannabis – H&S 11357
  • Mendocino County Warrant

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445- 7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268- 2539.