On December 13th, 2017, Officers from the Redding Police Department Neighborhood Police Unit, assisted by officers from the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations, served a search warrant at 1221 E. Cypress Avenue, space 98.
The search warrant was the result of a month long investigation into suspected drug-related activity with several businesses and citizens in the area.
At the residence when the police served the search warrant people inside refused to come to the door.
Police forced their entry and detained Danny Dean Oetzel, 52 years old of Redding.
Inside the house police found live ammunition and nine illegally possessed firearms, one that was reported stolen from New Mexico.
Oetzel has been previously convicted of felony drug transportation and is legally prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms.
Oetzel admitted to possessing the firearms as well as selling methamphetamine from his trailer.
Oetzel was booked into the Shasta County jail on multiple charges including being a felon in possession of firearms, being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of methamphetamine for sales, maintaining a residence for the purpose of consuming drugs, and for an outstanding arrest warrant for failing the work release program.