On May 3, the Riverside County district attorney filed a felony charge for unlawful possession of a controlled substance against Idyllwild resident Arthur L. DeRoss. A second charge for misdemeanor being under the influence was also filed.
DeRoss pleaded not guilty to both. A felony settlement conference has been scheduled for June 19. Meanwhile DeRoss is released on his own recognizance.
Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies arrested DeRoss during a drug-related investigation of a home in the 26800 block of Highway 243. He and Hemet resident Terri Jane McCoy, 39, were both arrested on March 28. Her charge was filed as misdemeanor being under the influence and she also has been released.