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Deputies find loaded gun, drug paraphernalia, stolen identification during Chico traffic stop

A Butte County sheriff's deputy seized a loaded gun, drug paraphernalia and stolen identification for 28 people during a traffic stop in Chico on Saturday.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 11:58 AM

CHICO, Calif. - A Butte County sheriff's deputy seized a loaded gun, drug paraphernalia and stolen identification for 28 people during a traffic stop in Chico on Saturday.

Around 4:50 p.m. on June 8, a sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop in the area of West 14th and Salem Streets in Chico. 

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia and personal identification information for 28 people. 

The driver of the vehicle, Richard Paul Guttridge, 29, of Corning, was arrested.

Guttridge was booked into Butte County Jail on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm that is not registered in his name, having a concealed firearm within a vehicle, constructing a firearm without a serial number and identity theft. 

The passenger of the vehicle, Trevor Watson, 27, of Chico, was arrested.

Watson was booked into Butte County jail on charges of identity theft, carrying a loaded firearm that is not registered in his name, having a concealed firearm within a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and constructing a firearm without a serial number. 

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