The marijuana seized during the traffic stop. | HCSO

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On April 1, 2022, at about 10:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Glendale area, near Blue Lake, conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.

Thomas William Strader Jr. | HCSO

Deputies contacted the driver of the vehicle, 50-year-old Thomas William Strader Jr., who was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision with a search clause.

During a search of Strader and his vehicle, deputies located approximately 20.7 grams of cocaine, 30 pounds of cannabis packaged for sales (not registered through the California Cannabis Track and Trace (CCTT) system), 2.2 grams of methamphetamine, over a dozen Xanax pills and items consistent with the sale of controlled substances.

Strader Jr. was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sales (HS 11351), transportation/sale of a controlled substance (HS 11352(a)), possession of cannabis for sales (HS 11359(b)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)).

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