REDDING, Calif. – An investigation for the distribution of fentanyl in Redding landed two people in the Shasta County Jail.
Officers with the Neighborhood Police Unit (NPU) said they have been investigating 32-year-old Brandon Douglas Roades and 31-year-old Ashley Lin Myers, for the distribution of fentanyl in Redding.
Shasta County said it has seen an increase of fentanyl-related overdoses’ and deaths in recent months, according to RPD.
NPU said it learned Roades and Myers were picking up large quantities of fentanyl from the Bay Area and transporting it back to Redding. Roades and Myers would then sell the fentanyl to their customers, according to police.
On the morning of Feb. 11, NPU located the vehicle being driven by Roades and Myers around Cypress Ave. and Parkview Ave. The vehicle was stopped and Roades and Myers were detained.
NPU and Agents from the Shasta County Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF) served a search warrant on Roades and Myers and the vehicle they were driving. Officers located two ounces of fentanyl. This is a significant amount of fentanyl, as a very small amount is needed to feel the effects of the drug, according to RPD.
Roades and Myers were booked into the Shasta County Jail for transportation of controlled substances across noncontiguous counties and for possession for sale of controlled substances. NPU said it is also submitting to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for charges of transportation of controlled substance and for conspiracy to commit a crime.