Photo: Powell (l), Miller-Williams and McClendon (r)
Originally published as a Redding Police Department Facebook post –
“On Thursday, June 16th, Redding Police Department Neighborhood Police Unit (NPU) served a search warrant on Bond St. based on several neighborhood complaints on this problem residence. Upon serving the search warrant, NPU officers contacted the occupants, identified as 29 year old Joshua Powell, 28 year old Alexandria Miller-Williams, and four young juveniles under the age of 8. Officers also contacted and 36 year old Mark McClendon as he attempted to flee out the back of the residence. McClendon was found to be a parolee at large.
Pursuant to the search warrant, Officers located a large amount of drug paraphernalia and packaging containing fentanyl residue in locations accessible to the children. Officers also located several rounds of live ammunition, and a gun magazine in Powell and Miller-Williams bedroom, as well as a large quantity of marijuana. Joshua Powell is a convicted felon, and a wanted parolee out of Oregon. He is prohibited from possessing ammunition.
Due to the large quantity of drug paraphernalia and unsafe living conditions observed in the residence, Officers placed the four young children into the custody of Shasta County Child and Family services.
Powell was arrested for felony child endangerment, maintaining a residence where drugs are used, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of ammunition.
Miller-Williams was booked for felony child endangerment and McClendon was arrested for obstructing the officers’ investigation, as well as his nine outstanding warrants.”