Late night Anderson traffic stop yields meth, two arrested

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a late night traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine, sales packaging and narcotics-related paraphernalia Monday evening, Oct. 25.

Two people were arrested as a result of the stop, which occurred in the area of Arby Way and Factory Outlets Drive, according to Anderson PD.


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At around 11 p.m., a City of Anderson police officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing multiple vehicle code violations, Anderson PD has since reported.

During the stop the officer detained the driver, Joshua Corey Crane, 33, of Yreka, and passenger, Bailey Irene Chase, 27, of Anderson, after noticing drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle.

Bailey Chase, of Anderson (L), and Joshua Crane, of Redding (R), were arrested after a traffic stop that uncovered methamphetamine for sales and drug paraphernalia late last night. Anderson PD photos

During a subsequent search of Crane’s vehicle, officers discovered methamphetamine, packaging for sales, a used glass methamphetamine pipe, and hypodermic syringes.

Based on their investigation and findings, officers arrested the couple and both were booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding

Chase was booked on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales and transportation of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales.

Crane was booked on suspicion of transportation of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Online jail records indicate both have since been released from custody.

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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.