Man Arrested for Meth and Metal Knuckles, Etc.

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


Laszlo Istavan PethesOn June 28, 2018, at about 2:17 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area observed a suspicious male subject riding a bicycle on School Road. Deputies observed the subject turn down Windsor Ave. and stop his bike in the driveway of a business.

When deputies made contact with the subject, 32-year-old Laszlo Istavan Pethes, they learned that Pethes had an active misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. During a search of Pethes, deputies located a hypodermic syringe. In his backpack, deputies located methamphetamine, additional syringes and metal knuckles.

Pethes was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on his warrant for the following charges: vehicle theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was also booked on fresh charges of possession of metal knuckles, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information 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.



  • You can’t ride a bike if you have a suspended license? Glad they caught the tweaker but wtf

  • Do first timers go straight to the needle these days or do they start off snorting it? (when weed no longer gets it for you)

    • Many smoke/vaporize it. Some snort. Some swallow it. Somehow I don’t think this guy is a first timer though. Oh, and alcohol is usually the “gateway”, not weed.

      • Flintstones Chewable Vitamins is the gateway drug!

        • CYeah. I started innocently, popping a few Fred’s to stay up and study. Friends got me on Barneys and Bettys and before you know it im melting down Dinos…then nothing but Bam Bams could scratch the itch…

      • Yep. The dumbest shit I’ve ever done is telling myself I’m gonna go to the bar and have two drinks….. 3 days later….

  • ” alcohol is usually the “gateway”, not weed.” Only 10 times out of 9 is all!!!

    • I like stars too!

      Actually, Marijuana is a most effective addicting gateway drug, and is commonly available to children. Alcohol is also very available. Coffee, tobacco, chocolate, pornography, masturbation, cell phones and television, all work well to activate the dopamine system.

      Only education can counteract social forces, but is not very effective is helping children “unlearn” the drug-taking response, especially if the drug-taking behavior has been learned from the parent.

      Save your kids! Don’t do drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc…

      Pot is a drug. Don’t kid yourself.

    • Really 10 times out of 9!!!

    • Food is the original gateway drug, a recent study shows that people were eating food long before doing drugs and oh ya breathing is the gateway to eating!

  • I wonder if he’s an illegal, citizen or not. Not that it’s so easy to find out these days.

  • The first hungarian tweeker of the northcoast, daaaamn.

    • He used to work at the 76 on Central / Murray, bout 5 or so years ago. Don’t give up Laz , if you read this…

  • Sugar is the gateway drug and so is caffein

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