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Man arrested in Redding after officers find drugs, gun, and a Doritos bag full of money

A convicted felon from Garden Grove was discovered early Sunday morning passed out at the pumps of a Redding gas station and was then arrested on multiple charges.

Posted: Apr 25, 2021 5:08 PM
Updated: Apr 25, 2021 5:13 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Early Sunday morning Redding police arrested a man who was discovered sleeping in a 76 Station on Churn Creek Road, after they said they saw a Doritos bag full of cash on the passenger seat of the vehicle.

Police said the man was passed out at the pumps at 2:44 a.m. on Sunday morning. He was later identified as 25-year-old Abel Saldana of Garden Grove, Calif. Saldana was a convicted felon.

K-9 Chase assisted in a search of Saldana’s vehicle.

Officers said they found more than 20 grams of what they believe is methamphetamine in heroin in various quantities, over $3,000 in cash, and a loaded handgun that had been reported stolen out of Grants Pass, Oregon.

Saldana was booked into the Shasta County Jail or multiple charges, including transportation and sales of drugs, as well as firearms-related violations.

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