Expired vehicle registration leads to Hornbrook man's arrest

Jessica Skropanic
Siskiyou Daily News
A Siskiyou County sheriff’s deputy arrested a man, who the sheriff's office said was carrying drugs and had two felony warrants out for his arrest.

A check on a vehicle with an expired registration sticker led to the arrest of a man with two felony warrants, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.

A sheriff’s deputy patrolling in Montague last Sunday pulled over a 2002 blue GMC pickup with an expired vehicle registration, the sheriff's office said.

The driver, Don Watson of Hornbrook, had two felony warrants out for his arrest: One out of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and one out of the Yreka Police Department, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Aaron Jacobsen said.

When the deputy searched Watson, he found 12.5 grams of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe in his pocket.

Deputies seldom find that much meth on a person carrying the drug, Jacobsen said.

Watson was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and for the two prior warrants.

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