Sex offender arrested on probation, drug charges

GARBERVILLE- Strange activity near a Garberville motel leads to the arrest on a convicted sex offender with a felony warrant against him.


Two Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were on foot patrol about 10 Monday morning when they saw a man acting suspiciously near the Johnson Quality Motel.


They detained 29-year old Raymond Joseph Smith and discovered he is a sex offender who didn’t register in Humboldt County. He also has a felony warrant for a probation violation in Mendocino County.


Deputies searched smith and found packaged meth, marijuana, concentrated canibis and hypodermic needles.


He faces drug charges as well as having a warrant and failing to register as a sex offender.