Redding PD seizes large amount of fentanyl; suspect arrested

Redding PD seizes large amount of fentanyl; suspect arrested
Photo: Evidence collected | Redding PD
Originally Published By: Redding Police Department Facebook Page

“In July of 2022, the officers of the Redding Police Department Bike Team initiated an investigation into a person responsible for delivering fentanyl into Downtown Redding, Hilltop Drive, and surrounding areas. Fentanyl use has been identified as a growing problem throughout the Hilltop Drive and Downtown areas. The investigation identified Tara Detrant (34 years of Anderson) as a possible suspect. On September 1st, 2022, the RPD Bike Team, with the assistance of the Neighborhood Police Unit (NPU) and Shasta Inter-Agency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF), conducted a traffic stop on Detrant’s vehicle. A search warrant was served on Detrant’s vehicle which resulted in officers locating approximately 10 ounces of fentanyl and other items of narcotic paraphernalia.

As a result of the investigation, a large quantity of fentanyl was never delivered to the streets of Redding. Detrant was booked into the Shasta County Jail for transportation of narcotics, possession of narcotics for sales and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC), 107,375 people in the United States died of drug overdoses and drug poisonings in the 12 month period ending in January 2022, 67 percent of which involved synthetic opioids like fentanyl. The Redding Police Department wants to remind everyone the dangers of fentanyl and asks anyone with information regarding people distributing fentanyl to report it by calling 530.225.4200 or on our website at”

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