Anderson traffic stop yields fentanyl, meth & heroin – Two arrested

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say an early morning Anderson traffic stop led to the arrest of a local man and Redding and Redding woman after a police K-9 helped sniff out narcotics; including fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin, Sunday, Sept. 26.


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At around 2:45 a.m., a City of Anderson police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Highway 273 and Bruce Drive for a minor vehicle code violation, according to Anderson PD .

During the traffic stop, officers identified the driver of the vehicle as Jared Traynor, 42, of Anderson, while his passenger was identified as Stephanie Madigan, 33, of Redding. Both subjects were found to be on informal probation with warrantless search clauses.

Jared Traynor was arrested after a traffic stop uncovered fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin. Anderson PD photos

Officers deployed APD’s K-9 “Ivan” to conduct a “sniff” of the vehicle’s exterior and interior, at which time the police service dog indicated a positive alert for the presence of narcotics near the center console of the vehicle.

Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle, at which time they located methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Based on their investigation and findings, officers arrested the couple and they were later transported to the Shasta County Jail for booking.


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Traynor was booked into jail on suspicion of possession and transportation of methamphetamine and heroin for the purpose of sales, and possession of fentanyl, according to the department. Madigan was booked into jail on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Online jail records indicate both alleged suspects have been released and are no longer in custody pending their next court appearances.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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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