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Two Arrested During Chico Traffic Stop for Meth Possession and Sales

A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two people in north Chico for a half a pound of methamphetamine

Posted: Oct. 19, 2018 1:42 PM
Updated: Oct. 20, 2018 6:56 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Approximately one half of a pound of methamphetamine was found in north Chico during a traffic stop early Thursday morning. Two people were arrested during the incident.

Thursday morning, Oct. 18, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., two deputies on routine patrol say they saw a green Ford sedan at a stop sign on Godman Avenue at Lassen Avenue. They said the driver failed to stop, so they went ahead and conducted a traffic stop.

Butte County Sheriff's Deputies Smith and Worch identified the driver of the Ford as 48- year-old Brandon Eatmon and the passenger as 35-year-old Jennifer Delarosa, who was also the owner of the car. Eatmon's driver's license had been suspended, according to the deputies -- and Delarosa's driver's license had expired.

Methamphetamine was found on both of the parties, said the deputies that arreted them. The deputies then say they searched the car and found even more -- approximately a half-pound of methamphetamine, a  substance that may have been heroin, a large amount of cash, plastic baggies and a digital scale.

Deputies Smith and Worch arrested Eatmon and Delarosa for possession of methamphetamine for sale (11378 HS), transportation of methamphetamine for sale (11379 HS), possession of a controlled narcotic substance (11350 HS) and driving on a suspended license (14601.1(a) VC).

Eatmon’s bail was set at $119,000 and Delarosa’s bail was set at $101,000.

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