Shasta County agents seize half pound of methamphetamine

May 21, 2015 7:29 PM by News Staff

Shasta County narcotics agents arrested three people on drug charges and seized a half pound of methamphetamine from a property in Cassel Thursday morning.

According to a news release, a search warrant was served around 8 a.m. at a house on Sand Pit Road in Cassel. Agents found a half pound of crystal meth along with evidence of drug sales, plus found a 10-year-old child living in deplorable conditions.

Four people, Kenneth Scott Elrod, 63, Stephanie Louise Isbell, 23, Elizabeth Ann Bednar 42, and Jayson Elrod 38, were taken into custody at the home.

Isbell, Bednar, and Jayson Elrod were taken into custody on drug charges while Kenneth Elrod was cited for several building code violations and for violations involving several of his dogs.

In 2000, Jayson Elrod was sentenced to a year in jail for involuntary manslaughter. He told investigators he accidentally shot and killed 10-year-old Floyd Short while trying to get him to do the dishes.

The 10-year-old who was living at the Sand Pit Road house was taken into protective custody by Shasta County Child Family Services.


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