On August 28, 2023, Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) Agents assisted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) with a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 101 north of Trinidad. HCSO Deputy McKenzie and his K9 Rex, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Mario Alberto HERNANDEZ-PULIDO due to a vehicle code violation. HERNANDEZ-PULIDO was found to be driving without a license. Deputy McKenzie and K9 Rex conducted an open-air sniff on the vehicle. K9 Rex alerted to the vehicle indicating drugs were present. HCSO Deputy McKenzie then contacted HCDTF Agents who responded to the scene.
Inside the vehicle, Agents located 6 pounds of methamphetamine.
Mario Alberto HERNANDEZ-PULIDO was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the following charges:
HS11378- Possession of Methamphetamine for Purposes of Sales
HS11379(A)- Transportation of Methamphetamine for Purposes of Sales
VC12500- Driving without a License
VC26708(A)(1)- Tinted Windows
Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976.