An El Paso man was arrested at his home last week in connection with a child pornography case out of California, police said Thursday.

Harold Eugene Smith, 28, was arrested Jan. 18 after investigators allegedly found that he had a “rock” of methamphetamine on him and more than 40 sexually explicit photos of a teenager from California on his cellphone and computer, police said.

Investigators from the El Paso Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Smith at his home in the 7300 block of O’Toole Drive in the Futureland neighborhood in far Northeast El Paso, police said. The task force is made up of El Paso police detectives and FBI agents.

Smith was wanted in Ventura County, Calif., on warrants on charges of lewd act upon a child, sending harmful matter and luring. Ventura County investigators were present when Smith was arrested in El Paso.

Smith was booked into the El Paso County Jail Annex on local charges of possession of child pornography and possession of meth with a $80,000 bond. He is being held without bond on the charges from California.

 

 

 

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