Shasta County drug agents, FBI, seize meth, heroin and weapons

May 11, 2015 12:08 PM by News Staff

Drug agents in Shasta County, along with the FBI, busted a drug operation and seized ten firearms in Redding after receiving a tip from Oregon State Police.

Shasta County Narcotics Agents, along with the FBI, searched a home last week on Laguna Honda Street in Redding after receiving information from Oregon police that an inmate at the Klamath County Jail, 39-year-old Chad Kaufman, was selling drugs and keeping weapons at the house.

Kaufman was arrested in Oregon last week and was being held in the Klamath County Jail on charges of transporting a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

During a search Kaufman's Redding home, agents detained nine people, seized 10 guns, found two grams of methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of heroin and items taken during a recent burglary in Redding.

The investigation into Kaufman is ongoing and agents will be forwarding their findings to the Shasta County District Attorney's Office.


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