Red Bluff K-9 helps sniff out drugs & cash – Three local men arrested

RED BLUFF, Calif. — Authorities in Red Bluff say three local men were arrested during a traffic stop after officers discovered methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and other illicit drugs early Saturday morning, June 5. Officers also seized more than $12,000 cash during the traffic stop, which occurred at S. Main and Fish streets.


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Red Bluff Police Officer Lampron was on routine patrol when he conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle at around 1:25 a.m. and contacted the vehicle’s occupants, since identified as Daniel Alan Lanig, 59, Willaim John Burk, 40, and Charles Wayne Rice, 38,  all of Red Bluff.

Red Bluff PD K-9 “Aries” helped officers sniff out a significant amount of narcotics during an early morning traffic stop over the weekend. Three local residents were arrested, but later released as a result of the stop. Red Bluff PD photos

RBPD Sgt. Bowen and his partner K-9 “Aries” responded to the location, where Aries alerted to the possibility of narcotics inside the vehicle, officials explained in a social media release today.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers discovered a significant amount of narcotics, including .40 grams of crack cocaine, 1.29 grams of cocaine, 11.17 grams of methamphetamine, 7.33 grams of heroin, and several packages of unknown drugs.

Officers also located and seized packaging materials, scales, and more than $12,000 cash, said officials.

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Based on their investigation, officers arrested all three men and they were later booked into Tehama County Jail on suspicion of multiple drug-related charges.

Online jail records indicate all three men have since been released from custody.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Red Bluff Police Department at (530) 527-3131. Callers can refer to incident file number 2106050011 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.

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