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Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On February 2, 2023, at about 12:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Hydesville area conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.

The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old John Joseph Roche, was found to be on active probation. During a search of Roche and his vehicle pursuant to the terms of his probation, deputies located approximately 2,400 tabs of LSD and approximately 9 pounds of processed cannabis.

Roche was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sales (HS 11387), transportation of a controlled substance (HS 11379(a)), possession of over 28.5 grams of cannabis (HS 11357(B)(2)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)).

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.