Photo: Kasean Wood
Originally published as a City of Chico press release –
“On June 5, 2021, at about 10:40 p.m., a Chico Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Esplanade and W. 10th Avenue. The officer conducted a proactive enforcement stop of a passing motorist for a vehicle code infraction. The officer contacted the sole occupant of the vehicle, Kasean Wood (age 36).
The officer developed probable cause to search Wood and his vehicle. The officer located over a half pound of marijuana and 9mm Glock style “Ghost Gun” fully loaded with 18 rounds of ammunition. A “Ghost Gun” is a handgun assembled by the end user that does not possess a serial number. This handgun also had a threaded barrel capable of accepting a sound suppressor. The threaded barrel qualifies this handgun as an assault weapon per current California law.
Wood was arrested for violations of sections 29800(a)(1) PC-Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 30305(a)(1) PC-Felon in Possession of Ammunition, 25400(a)(1) PC-Carrying a Concealed Firearm, 30605(a) PC-Possession of an Assault Weapon, and 11357(b) H&S, Possession of more than 28.5 grams of Marijuana. Wood was booked into the Butte County Jail.”