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Chico police DUI arrest leads to heroin arrest

A DUI arrest leads officers to a heroin arrest on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Posted: Jan 2, 2020 10:10 AM
Updated: Jan 2, 2020 12:38 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico police said a DUI arrest lead them to a second arrest, for heroin.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible DUI in the parking lot of Winco Foods around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Chico police said they located several witnesses to the DUI.

71-year-old Roy Shields was inside a white Sedan, he was taken to Enloe for a preexisting medical condition. Afterward, an investigation led them to believe Shields was driving under the influence.

Authorities contacted 36-year-old Jonathan Ryan as a witness to the DUI in Chico.

Officers said when they approached Ryan who was in his truck, they saw him injecting heroin. Ryan was found to be in possession of 6 grams of heroin.

Police arrested Shields and Ryan, however, Shields was released with a notice to appear. Ryan was booked into the Butte County Jail.

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