Man brings toddler to Anderson to sell ecstasy to girl, 15
ANDERSON — Authorities arrested a 21-year-old Redding man they allege traveled to Anderson with his 1-year-old child with the intention of selling ecstasy to a person he believed was a girl who was turning 16-years-old. The man was arrested Friday, March 29, following a weeks-long investigation.
Unbeknownst to the alleged suspect, the “girl” he agreed to sell ecstasy to so she could celebrate her “sweet 16” was actually an undercover Anderson police officer posing as a teen.
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Anderson PD began their investigation in early March, after officers received information that a man, later identified as Marcus Marrine Sieglock Jr., was selling MDMA – also known as ecstasy – and other drugs throughout the greater Shasta County area.
As their investigation was continuing, an Anderson police officer posed as a 15-year-old girl and began communicating with Sieglock via social media, Anderson PD officials explained after Sieglock’s arrest.
During those conversations, “Sieglock agreed to sell the fifteen year-old female the MDMA to help her celebrate her ‘sweet sixteen’,” APD explained in a social media release.
Marcus Sieglock Jr., 21, of Redding, was arrested after bringing his 1-year-old toddler along with him to Anderson to conduct a drug deal with a person he believed was a 15-year-old girl. Anderson PD photo
On Friday, Sieglock made arrangements to meet the person he thought was the 15-year-old girl and “drove to a pre-arranged location to sell the 15-year-old forty capsules of MDMA,” said APD.
“Officers were awaiting Sieglock’s arrival and conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle when he arrived in the area,” according to APD, who said the alleged suspect was detained without incident.
During a subsequent search of Sieglock’s vehicle, officers discovered he had brought his toddler along with him to conduct the drug deal. Officers also discovered the forty capsules of ecstasy he agreed to sell to the person he believed was the teen.
“Sieglock was subsequently arrested for possession and transportation of MDMA for sales, sales of a controlled substance to a minor, sales of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, and child endangerment,” said APD. He was booked into the Shasta County Jail and his child was later released to the custody of Child and Family Services.
After Sieglock’s arrest, officers coordinated with Redding PD’s Neighborhood Policing Unit and served a search warrant at Sieglock’s Redding residence. During the service of the search warrant, officials discovered additional ecstasy pills, LSD, and empty capsules, as well as a digital scale.
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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.