SPD makes two drug busts Wednesday night

On the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 31, the Susanville Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol in the city of Susanville.

In the early evening hours, a police officer with the Susanville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. K-9 Officer Zeke was utilized on this traffic stop and made a positive alert to the detection of narcotics in the vehicle.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and was placed in handcuffs. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun that was stolen from out of the area, drug paraphernalia, suspected methamphetamine and ammunition. The driver of this vehicle is a convicted felon who was booked into the Lassen County Jail on various charges.

Later in the night a different police officer conducted a traffic stop. The officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming out of the vehicle and a search of this vehicle yielded more than 10 pounds of marijuana. The driver of this traffic stop was arrested for felony transportation of marijuana.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.