ANDERSON, Calif. – Authorities are searching for an Anderson man after they conducted a probation sweep throughout the city over the weekend.
One of the sweeps took place at a home in the 1400 block of Second Street. Authorities said they were searching for 55-year-old Gary Wayne Mitts. He is currently on probation for possession of meth and had an active warrant out for his arrest, according to APD.
When officers arrived, they learned Mitts was not home. However, his elderly mother, who requires a caretaker at all times was home. Authorities learned Mitts was the primary caregiver for his mother.
Officers searched the home and located 46.4 grams of heroin, 24.3 grams of meth, digital scales, packaging for drug sales, several items of drug paraphernalia, and a function taser device, according to APD. Mitts is also not allowed to have a taser since he is a convicted felon.
The Anderson Problem Oriented Police Unit said it is actively searching for Mitts. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mitts is asked to contact Sgt. Chimenti at (530) 224-8157, or submit an anonymous tip to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them a message on Facebook.
APD said Mitts is now being charged with elder abuse, possession of meth for sales, possession of heroin for sales, and several other charges.