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Posted on: September 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Possession of Assault Weapon / Manufacture Controlled Substance

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ed Reynoso

File # A222720008


Julie Wood

On September 29, 2022, at 2:55 PM, the Colorado River Station Special Enforcement Team (SET), conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on 7th Avenue and Hobsonway in the city of Blythe. A records check revealed the driver and sole occupant, Julie Wood, a 64-year-old resident of Sky Valley, had a felony warrant for theft, as well as two misdemeanor warrants. She was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

A subsequent search of Wood’s vehicle revealed items indicative of a mobile butane honey oil lab operation, a short-barreled AR-15 style long rifle without a serial number, known as a “Ghost Gun”, and other drug paraphernalia. Wood was booked into the Blythe Jail for the following charges:

  • Manufacturing of a controlled substance (Butane Honey Oil) mobile clandestine laboratory
  • Possession of an unserialized firearm
  • Possession of a short-barreled rifle

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses. If you suspect illegal activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. In addition, The Colorado River Station - Special Enforcement Team is locally dedicated to serving our farming and rural communities and enforcing the law to protect our citizens. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to contact Cpl. Pfohlman by calling 760-921-7900.

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