24-year-old repeat drug offender sent to prison, DA says

One of Shasta County's most wanted criminals was sentenced to more than six years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug sales.

Posted: Mar 6, 2021 3:15 PM
Updated: Mar 8, 2021 9:46 AM

REDDING, Calif. – A 24-year-old woman who was previously on the "Shasta County Most Wanted" list has been sentenced to prison for drug sales.

The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office said a repeat-offender, 24-year-old Cassie Rayner-Seals, had been seen conducting a drug transaction by Redding police before her arrest in Aug. 2020.

Several warrants for her arrest were already active, according to police, who discovered that Rayner-Seals was on felony probation at the time for multiple prior drug sales.

The Redding Police Department said they searched Rayner-Seals and her vehicle and discovered approximately $8,000 in cash, a scale, fake $50 dollar bills, hundreds of plastic baggies, a “pay-owe” sheet, multiple cellphones, methamphetamine, Alprazolam, and a metal box that was “full of heroin residue.”

Rayner-Seals pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine for sale and was sentenced to six years and four months in state prison.

The District Attorney’s Office said that even though most drug sentences are served in local jails instead of state prison under California law, this case was different because Rayner-Seals was on probation for a separate prison-eligible offense at the time of her arrest.

Due to this situation, Rayner-Seals will serve her sentence in prison instead of the Shasta County Jail.

The prosecutor, in this case, was Deputy District Attorney Meg Holtman. The investigation was provided by the Redding Police Department.

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