Booked in ShasCo more than 50 times, PRCS probationer arrested again – Meth, heroin recovered

REDDING, Calif. — A man who officials say has a significant criminal history in Shasta County, with more than 50 bookings into county jail since 1993, was arrested again after he attempted to throw drugs from his vehicle window while being stopped in Redding this morning, Sunday, June 13th.

According to officials, this is the third time the man, 47-year-old, Gabriel Joseph Detrant, has been arrested in Shasta County while in possession of controlled substances for the purpose of sales since the beginning of this year.


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At around 11:12 a.m., a City of Redding police officer was patrolling the area of North Bonnyview and East Bonnyview roads when he observed a BMW sedan driving recklessly in the area, Redding Police Sergeant Maxwell later reported.

As the officer caught up to the vehicle in the area Old Barn Way near Barrel Court, Detrant threw what was later determined to be approximately 14 ounces of methamphetamine and 2.6 ounces of heroin out the window before stopping for the Officer.

47-year-old, Gabriel Joseph Detrant, who has been arrested in Shasta County more than 50 times since 1993, was arrested again after he attempted to throw drugs from his vehicle during a Redding traffic stop this morning. Redding Police Department photos

Already on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for maintaining a place for selling, using or giving away a controlled substance, Detrant was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale, transportation of methamphetamine, possession of heroin for sale, transportation of heroin and violation of his PRCS status.

Online jail records indicate Detrant remains in custody, where he is being held without bail.

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“The Redding Police Department will continue to arrest those individuals who sell illegal drugs in our community, even though some are not eligible for state prison under current state laws,” said Maxwell.

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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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