Calaveras County Narcotics Enforcement arrests three, seizes troves of weapons and drugs
PHOTOS: Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
Last week, the Calaveras County Narcotics Enforcement Unit and Probation Office conducted a joint service of two search warrants, leading to two arrests and the seizure of numerous weapons, narcotics, and other items.
The operation was carried out in Burson on Thursday, May 21.
Narcotics Enforcement officers served one warrant at a residence on the 12000 block of Cheyenne Drive, where they reportedly located an AR-15 rifle that, strangely, bore no indication of commercial manufacture and did not have serial numbers. Officers also found a loaded shotgun, four loaded handguns, a stun gun, ammunition, over three pounds of processed marijuana, over 5 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, 14 meth pipes, and other items indicative of drug sales.
They also arrested 42-year-old Joseph Lee Fisher, who faces numerous charges including felony possession of controlled substances for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was released after posting bail later that day.
Meanwhile, the County Probation office and Sheriff’s deputies served the other search warrant on the 11000 block of Arapahoe Drive. There they seized unprescribed Xanax pills, a revolver, ammunition, two meth pipes, over seven grams of suspected meth, just under a gram of suspected heroin, a loaded heroin syringe, a loaded methamphetamine syringe, and other items indicating drug sales.
Deputies also arrested 31-year-old Zachary Day and 47-year-old Brandy Rachell Felts-Patelzick.
Day and Feltz-Patelzick both face numerous felony charges related to the drugs and ammunition, among other charges. Though Fisher and Day remain in custody, Felts-Patelzick has since been released per the COVID-19 $0 bail order.