Shasta Lake search warrant uncovers meth, heroin

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — An ongoing narcotics trafficking investigation and search warrant served at a City of Shasta Lake home led to the arrest of a Shasta County woman Saturday morning, Nov. 23.

During the search warrant, which was served at a residence on the 3900 block of Red Bluff St., officers located and seized methamphetamine and heroin, as well as drug paraphernalia and items associated with drug sales, according to officials.


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Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, City of Shasta Lake Division, served a search warrant related to drug sales and trafficking at the residence around 8:20 a.m., Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scoma reported after the search warrant and arrest.

The target of the warrant was Yazmine Anona Billy, age 25, according to the Sgt.

City of Shasta Lake deputies arrested 25-year-old, Yazmine Billy, after a search warrant uncovered methamphetamine, heroin, and evidence of drug sales at the woman’s Shasta Lake residence. SCSO photo

During the service of the search warrant, Billy and the other occupants of the residence would not comply with the orders given by deputies to open the door, Scoma explained.

Then, as deputies were surrounding the home and continuing to order the occupants to exit the residence, they observed Billy discarding items out of one of the home’s windows.

“Those items were later recovered and determined to be approximately two grams of heroin and approximately 8.5 grams of methamphetamine,” said Scoma.

Deputies eventually gained entry into the residence, at which time Billy and two other people were detained without further incident.

During the subsequent search of the residence deputies located “numerous items of drug paraphernalia,” according to Scoma; who said, “Multiple Ziploc style bags were also located floating in the toilet bowl which appeared to be hastily discarded.”

Based on their investigation and evidence recovered during the search warrant, deputies arrested Billy and she was later booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of maintaining a residence for drug use or sales, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales, possession of heroin for the purpose of sales, destruction of evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The two people who were initially detained along with Billy were later determined to not be involved in her alleged crimes and were released at the scene, according to Scoma.

Anyone with information about this ongoing investigation of the suspect’s alleged criminal activities is encouraged to contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta Lake Division, at (530) 245-6025. Callers can refer to incident file number 19S043072 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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 29 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 16 grandchildren.