Pulling a motorhome with a chain reportedly leads to discovery of drugs, paraphernalia
Photo: Confiscated meth pipe
Originally published as a Butte County Sheriff’s Facebook post:
“At approximately 2:00 this afternoon, a BCSO sergeant was on patrol in the area of 18th Street and Grand Avenue in Thermalito when he observed the driver of a Chevy Tahoe illegally towing a motorhome, only using a chain to pull it.
The sergeant stopped the driver, identified as Samuel Popoy, age 25 of Oroville, who is on probation, as well as two passengers in the vehicle. Our sergeant searched the vehicle and located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Popoy was arrested for his probation violation, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and was booked into the Butte County Jail.
As a reminder, towing a vehicle with only a chain is not only illegal, it creates a fire hazard. After Popoy was taken into custody, our deputies helped the passengers safely move the trailer off the roadway and to a safe location.”