Traffic stop leads to big drug bust

A traffic stop of a speeding car in Lassen County led to a big drug bust.

According to a statement from the California Highway Patrol, Madison Phillip Treat, 25, of Woodenville, Washington, was pulled over about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 near the Honey Lake Motocross Park from driving a 2021 KIA Forte at 110 miles-per-hour.

During the stop, the CHP officer learned Treat did not have a valid driver’s license, and the KIA was impounded. During an impound inventory, the officer located numerous items related to drug trafficking and firearms offenses.

Treat was arrested for possession of cocaine for sale, possession of psilocybin mushrooms for sale, possession of ketamine for sale, possession of Xanax for sale, possession of a stolen handgun and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Treat was booked into the Lassen County Jail.