2 arrested after heroin, burglary tools reportedly found
Two men were arrested by the California Highway Patrol after officers responded to a call regarding two men behaving suspiciously in a park and ride lot, and the suspects reportedly were found with black tar heroin and a number of burglary tools.
A CHP officer was called to the lot on Highway 20 and Pleasant Valley Road at about 9 p.m. Saturday after the two men — who were in a pickup truck — were reported near other vehicles, said spokesman Greg Tassone.
The officer arrived and saw the two men in the truck, and pulled in front of it, Tassone said.
The driver reportedly began to drive away and the officer moved out of the way, repeatedly asking the driver to stop.
He refused to comply, but eventually was blocked in by other officers who arrived as back-up, Tassone said.
A search of the truck reportedly uncovered black tar heroin and burglary tools, including a face mask, night vision goggles, and two pairs of bolt-cutters, drug paraphernalia including pipes, spoons and needles, and assorted prescription medication.
“There were no keys in the vehicle and appeared to have been started up with no keys,” he added.
“It had switched plates, from Oregon, that had been stolen, and the vehicle also had been stolen from a different victim out of Redding.”
Lawrence Carl Henslee, 36, was on parole and appeared to be under the influence, Tassone said.
Henslee was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, violating parole, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
He was being held without bail.
The other man in the vehicle, identified as Tanner Edward McCann, 24, was booked into county jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and possessing burglary tools. He was being held in lieu of $18,000 bail.
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