Red Bluff traffic stop yields “pounds” of drugs – Bay Area wanted felons arrested

RED BLUFF, Calif. — Authorities say a traffic enforcement stop in Red Bluff led to the discovery and seizure of a significant amount of narcotics early this morning, Thursday, May 27. Two wanted felons, including one from San Francisco and another from the Bay Area, were arrested after the traffic stop and seizure.


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City of Red Bluff police officers conducted the early-morning stop at 12:52 a.m., with the vehicle pulling into the Ramos Donut House parking lot on Main Street.

Kevin Nichols, 39, from San Francisco, and Brad Emery, 39, from Los Osos, were both arrested today after an early-morning traffic stop in Red Bluff led to the discovery of a significant quantity of narcotics. Tehama County Sheriff’s Office booking photos

During the stop, Red Bluff police officers learned the two occupants, since identified as Kevin Nichols, 39, from San Francisco, and Brad Emery, 39, from Los Osos, both had outstanding felony warrants for their arrest.

Online jail records indicate Emery’s warrant was for brandishing a weapon other than a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, possession of a dirk or dagger and vandalism. It was not immediately clear what Nichols’ warrant was for.

After the pair was arrested for their warrants, officers – with assistance from K-9 “Many” – discovered several pounds of controlled substances, according to officials.

This morning’s sizeable haul, courtesy of Red Bluff police officers, included a significant and varied amount of narcotics; including LSD, crack cocaine, mushrooms, ecstasy, Xanax, honey oil, marijuana and hashish, and more. Red Bluff Police Department photos

In total, officers seized more than 1,000 doses of LSD, 218 ecstasy pills, 5 Xanax bars, 49 THC vape cartridges, 981 grams of honey oil, 521 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 2 grams of crack cocaine, 3 pounds of processed marijuana, 2.3 grams of marijuana hash, and one digital scale.


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Both men were later booked into the Tehama County Jail for their warrants, while Emery was also booked on numerous charges related to narcotics possession, transportation and sales; including possession of a controlled substance, providing false information to a peace officer, selling or furnishing hashish, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana for sale, multiple counts of transportation of a controlled substance for sale.

Records indicate both men remain in custody, with Emery’s bail set at $50,000, and Nichols bail set at $35,000.

K-9 “Many” proudly shows off several pounds of narcotics he helped Red Bluff police officers sniff out and seize during this morning’s traffic enforcement stop. Red Bluff Police Department photo

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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

  • Yayyyy! Love it! So happy it ended safely. Often these stops can go sideways. Than you RBPD LE & Many!❤️