Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 - An investigation by the Lassen County Narcotics Task Force resulted in the arrest of a Janesville man on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Schon Taylor, 56, was booked into the Lassen County Jail on two charges of possession of a controlled substance, transportation/furnishing a controlled substance, possession of a firearm in proximity to dangerous drugs as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He is being held on a $38,000 bail.
Investigations began after the task force received a tip from a member of the public and information provided by community members, according to Kevin Jones, a task force sergeant.
Agents, assisted by the California Highway Patrol and a warden from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, executed a search warrant in the early morning hours of Feb. 19 and found several guns, more than two ounces of crystal methamphetamine and other items of evidence. Investigation revealed Taylor had been allegedly selling methamphetamine for a period of time in Lassen County. His history includes multiple drug convictions including manufacturing and sales/transportation of controlled substances.
Jones expressed the task force’s appreciation with the cooperation it continually receives from the public in its efforts to reduce crime in Lassen County.