Search for Redding robbery suspect leads to drug bust

Feb 5, 2014 1:14 PM

Redding Police Officers made a notable drug bust while attempting to locate another suspect who robbed the 76 Gas Station on Cypress Avenue.

According to the Department’s press release, officers were in the area of Cypress Avenue around 7:30 p.m. last night in search of a suspect who stole cash out of a register from the 76 Gas Station 15 minutes earlier. As officers conducted their search, they observed a white male acting suspiciously near a van in the parking lot of the Gas 4 Less on 225 E. Cypress Avenue.

Officers approached the suspect, later identified as 46-year-old Glen David Black of Redding, who was allegedly acting irrationally and initially refused to comply with officers. Black was eventually detained.

Officers also eventually found a plastic box in Black’s possession which contained 46 individual packages of methamphetamine and approximately one ounce of marijuana.

During their investigation, officers determined Black was in the area at the time of the 76 Gas Station robbery, but was not involved. Officers speculate Black observed the heavy presence of law enforcement searching for the robbery suspect and panicked. Black had locked his keys inside the van and broke the back window in an effort to enter and hide from law enforcement, according to the Redding Police Department. It was this action which drew the attention of officers in the area and ultimately led to Black’s arrest for possession for sale of marijuana and methamphetamine. He was later booked into the Shasta County Jail.

Sgt. Todd Cogle of the Redding Police Department stated today approximately 46 grams of meth was located on Black’s person, an approximate street value of over $3,600.


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