REDDING, Calif. - Redding police officers arrested a suspect on drugs charges near the Kid's Kingdom playground in Redding on Wednesday.
Officers were in the area doing patrols due to increased reports of drug activity since there has been warmer weather.
They noticed a suspicious vehicle near the soccer fields where kids were playing.
Officers found Fallon Smith, 26 years, of Anderson, and Christian Ackley, 20, of Redding, inside the vehicle. Smith was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision for felon in possession of ammunition and Ackley was found to be on felony probation for carjacking.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found a bag containing needles, foil and a scale with narcotic residue on it.
Smith was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of Post Release Community Supervision. Ackley was released from the scene.