Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Saturday, July 30 @ 11:47 p.m.

CCPD Seizes Fentanyl and Methamphetamine, Arrest Two Near Del Norte High School


CCPD K9 Lt. Kai poses with the fentanyl, methamphetamine and digital scale his partners seized from two subjects Saturday. | CCPD

From a CCPD Facebook post Saturday:

On 7-29-2022 at about 2000 hours, Crescent City Police Officer Pearson was conducting patrol through the backlot of the high school and saw a vehicle that had expired registration and was in an area of the high school that is closed at night.

Officer Pearson stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, Samantha Rovier (age 42) and passenger Johnny Ponciano (age 53).

Sgt. Lopez arrived on scene and deployed K9 Lt. Kai who alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

During a search Officers located fentanyl, methamphetamine, and a working digital scale.

Ponciano | DNSO

Rovier was cited and released for expired registration. The vehicle was towed for being out of registration for over 6 months. Ponciano was arrested and booked into the Del Norte County Jail for possession/transportation of controlled substances.


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