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On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at about 0247 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Garberville units conducted a traffic stop on Sprowel Creek at Redwood Drive, Garberville. Once deputies approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. During an investigative search, approximately 23 pounds of packaged marijuana bud was located on the rear passenger's seat.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Luom Andrew Tran, age 29 of Petaluma. Tran claimed to have medical marijuana recommendation, but it was unable to be verified. Tran was taken into custody and later booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on possession for sales, transportation and driving without a license.
Anyone with information on 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.