Deputies, K9 Hank seize 1/4 pound of meth; two Westwood residents taken into custody

Amy Marie Clapper, 33, and Beauregard Joseph Beavers, 28, both of Westwood, were arrested on drug charges following a Wednesday, March 15 traffic stop in front of Riverside Park in Susanville.

Clapper and Beavers both were booked into the Lassen County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

According to a statement from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Clapper, the driver of the vehicle, was pulled over for a vehicle code violation. Deputies discovered Beavers, a passenger in the vehicle, had a warrant for his arrest.

As the deputy prepared a citation for Clapper, LCSO K9 Hank began “a free air sniff” around the vehicle. K9 Hank alerted to the odor of narcotics near the driver’s side of the vehicle, giving officers probable cause to search for narcotics.

“During the search of the vehicle, deputies located several plastic baggies containing various amounts of methamphetamine,” according to the statement. “Also located in the vehicle were a digital scale, a large amount of unused plastic baggies and 33 Adderall pills. Both Clapper and Beavers were placed under arrest.

“During a search of Clapper’s person, deputies located more than $1,500 in cash and additional methamphetamine. Deputies believe the cash was proceeds from the sales of narcotics and seized the cash. Asset forfeiture proceedings in regard to the seized cash are pending. During a search of Beavers person, deputies also located a glass smoking pipe, commonly used to ingest controlled substances.”

The suspected methamphetamine had a gross weight of 121.6 grams (approximately ¼ pound).