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Nine arrested in drug trafficking sting in Magalia

Officials say based on the condition of the property and the items located, Children's Services responded and the child was taken.

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 7:41 PM

MAGALIA, Calif. - An Oct. 10 search warrant led to the arrest of nine people in Magalia following an investigation that began in September.

The Sheriff's office says deputies learned large amounts of narcotics were being trafficked from a home on the 14000 block of Skyway.

With a search warrant, Designated Area Deputies, Detectives of the Felony Investigations Unit, and the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force went to the address where approximately 12 people and a child were located on the property.

During a search, officials say approximately 3/4 of a pound of methamphetamine was packaged for sale. They also found a firearm, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

Officials say based on the condition of the property and the items located, Children's Services responded and the child was taken.

The following were arrested at the residence:

  • Terrence Wharton of Magalia, age 67: arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, maintaining a residence where narcotics are sold and managing a property where narcotics are sold.
  • Chad Wharton of Magalia, age 41: arrested for felony child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
  • James Mahoneythurman of Magalia, age 28: arrested for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
  • Jessica Williams of Magalia, age 45: arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
  • Brent Neville of Magalia, age 33: arrested for a felony arrest warrant.
  • Donald Brewer of Magalia, age 59: arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
  • Kimberly Thompson of Magalia, age 52: arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
  • Jessica Joyce of Magalia, age 30: arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
  • Brandon Seaton of Magalia, age 23: arrested for possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

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