Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Suspects Arrested for Drug Sales
Contact :Sgt. Jim Cota, Public Information Officer    949-464-6671

On June 27, 2018, Laguna Beach Police Officers arrested William Hoglund for an outstanding DUI warrant outside of The Saloon Bar. Hoglund was a security doorman at The Saloon. A subsequent search of his person revealed five grams of individually packaged cocaine for sale. In addition to the warrant, he was charged with possession for sales of a controlled substance.     

Laguna Beach Police Detectives followed up on the arrest and executed a search warrant at Hoglund’s residence. Inside the home, it was learned that Tyler Benson was a roommate of Hoglund. A search of Benson’s room revealed additional individually wrapped baggies of cocaine and a large sum of currency. Benson was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sales. Both Hoglund and Benson are employed at separate Laguna Beach bar and restaurant establishments.   

"Our Downtown Foot Patrol Team has done a fantastic job developing partnerships with the restaurant and bar management and security throughout our town. This is an example of that partnership paying dividends in keeping our city a safe place to live, work and play” said Captain Jeff Calvert, LBPD.