Authorities Reportedly Seize Over 3 Pounds of Fentanyl During Traffic Stop in Shasta County

Authorities Reportedly Seize Over 3 Pounds of Fentanyl During Traffic Stop in Shasta County

Two individuals reportedly identified in connection with an ongoing narcotics investigation were recently arrested during a traffic stop in Shasta County. Deputies also seized a large amount of suspected narcotics.

According to a press release by the Sheriff’s Office, Jason Michael Furgason, 49, and Micaela Christine Pond, 34, were arrested during a traffic enforcement stop for a vehicle code violation along northbound I-5 in Shasta County.

Both individuals had previously been identified by Redding PD’s Neighborhood Police Unit as allegedly being involved in the distribution of fentanyl in the county.

During the stop, deputies utilized Shasta County K-9 Deputy Ace to search the vehicle. This reportedly led to the discovery of over 3 pounds of suspected fentanyl, over 22 grams of suspected methamphetamine, as well as paraphernalia and other items commonly associated with drug sales.

Deputies also discovered that Pond had an outstanding warrant for the alleged possession of a controlled substance for sales.

Both Furgason and Pond were arrested and booked at the Shasta County jail for the alleged possession and transportation of narcotics for sales and possession of paraphernalia. Fergason’s bail was set at $500,000 and Pond’s at $525,000.

Authorities later served a search warrant at the suspects’ residence on the 400 block of Lake Boulevard in Redding. There, they confiscated more items believed to be associated with narcotics sales.

This new evidence further corroborated Furgason and Pond’s alleged involvement in active fentanyl sales in the county, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Both remain in custody.

Authorities Reportedly Seize Over 3 Pounds of Fentanyl During Traffic Stop in Shasta County was last modified: May 15th, 2024 by admin
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