Redding traffic stop leads to fentanyl, heroin, meth seizure – Felon arrested

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a traffic stop in the City of Redding led to the narcotics trafficking and sales-related arrest of a local felon Tuesday, Feb. 23. The stop that led to the arrest happened in the area of Parkview Avenue and State Street, according to officials.

This week’s arrest follows on the heels of another “significant” bust that landed two suspected Redding drug traffickers in jail earlier this month, as well as countless recent fentanyl-related overdoses throughout the North State region and nation, including a suspected fentanyl overdose that left three men dead inside a Redding home last January.

“Shasta County has seen an increase of fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths in recent months,” Redding Police Neighborhood Police Unit (NPU) Sergeant Timothy Renault recently said; adding that the Department’s NPU and members of the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF) “will continue to target fentanyl and heroin dealers who try to bring deadly drugs into the Redding Community.”


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Tuesday’s arrest happened after Redding PD NPU officers stopped a vehicle and contacted the driver, Jonathan Adam Davenport, 38, of Redding, Renault explained.

“Officer Rouland and his partner K-9 ‘Chase’ were called in to assist with a search of the vehicle; at which time Chase located methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle,” said Renault. “Officers then responded to the 1200 block of Lancers Lane where they served a search warrant on Davenport’s apartment.”

A Redding traffic stop led to the arrest of a felon and seizure of a significant amount of deadly narcotics; including fentanyl, heroin, and meth. A rifle and ammunition were also seized during a search warrant served at the man’s residence. Redding PD photos

“In total NPU located a rifle, ammunition, drug (paraphernalia), 4.5 grams of heroin, 7.6 grams of fentanyl and 12.63 ounces of methamphetamine,” Renault continued; adding that as a convicted felon, Davenport is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.

Based on their investigation, NPU officers arrested Davenport and he was later booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a person prohibited from possessing ammunition, transportation and sales of methamphetamine, and for possession of heroin and fentanyl for sales, according to Renault.


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Online jail records indicate Davenport is no longer in Shasta County custody.

Anyone with information about this investigation or other fentanyl or heroin-related crimes in the City of Redding is encouraged to contact Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 21R011899 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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 30 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 18 grandchildren.

One comment

  • ANOTHER—— Online jail records indicate Davenport is no longer in Shasta County custody Why bother arresting these drug dealers.