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Redding traffic stop leads to arrests for drugs and gun

Two were arrested during a traffic stop in Redding early Saturday morning

Posted: Mar 16, 2019 11:42 AM
Updated: Mar 16, 2019 3:25 PM

REDDING, Calif. -  An early morning traffic stop in Redding led to the arrest of the driver and the passenger on drug and gun charges.

At approximately 1:30 Saturday morning an officer stopped a vehicle for multiple traffic violations.

The driver, 30-year old Stephanie Nichole Madigan of Redding, appeared to be under the influence of drugs. The arresting officer found a small baggie in her lap that contained heroin. Another baggie in her possession had other drugs inside, and police said they confirmed that Madigan was under the influence of multiple drugs. Madigan was also driving on a suspended license.

The passenger in the vehicle, 53-year-old Robert Duane Clark, was on probation for the previous crime of possessing a stolen vehicle. He was  searched and found to be in possession of 2.1 grams of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine smoking pipe.  He was arrested and booked for those charges as well as a probation violation.

A loaded handgun that had been reported as being stolen was discovered during the search of the vehicle.

Madigan was determined to have been in possession of the handgun. She was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of  controlled substances and carrying a concealed/loaded firearm in a vehicle.

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