On Friday, November 13, 2015, at approximately 10:40 a.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff was attempting to serve a local warrant in Blue Lake and noticed a vehicle involved with the case at an apartment complex on the 400 block of Railroad Ave. The deputy knocked on the front door of the second floor apartment complex and it was answered by an uninvolved subject to the local warrant. The subject was wearing black latex gloves that had marijuana residue on them as well as marijuana residue on his person. There was a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the apartment as well. The deputy contacted the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (DTF) and a search warrant was issued by the Humboldt County Superior Court.
Deputies, along with DTF, searched the residence and confiscated 146 lbs of marijuana “trim,” 75 lbs of packaged marijuana, 7 lbs of butane honey oil, and a large, industrial, operational butane hash lab. Deputies arrested Douglas Bocchetta, 24, of Cincinnati, and William Mattingly, 20, of Blue Lake. Both were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked for HS 11379.6(a)-Manufacture/Etc. Controlled Substance; HS11359-Possession of Marijuana for Sale; HS11357(a)-Possession of Concentrated Cannabis. Their bail has been set at $500,000 each.
Anyone with information for 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.