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NPU Continues Enforcement on Suspected Drug Homes in the Mistletoe Lane Area


March 6th, 2019 at 7:30 PM

In the last two weeks, the Redding Police Department’s Neighborhood Police Unit has taken enforcement action on two suspected drug homes in neighborhoods off Mistletoe Lane in east Redding.

On February 22nd, 2019, NPU officers served a search warrant at a home in the 1900 block of Cameo Court after receiving multiple reports of suspected drug related activity occurring at all hours of the day and night.  The search warrant resulted in officers seizing a small amount of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia.  Based upon the evidence located at the scene, one tenant was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail.  Two other tenants were not home at the time but NPU is forwarding a report to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office requesting they be charged with narcotic related crimes as well.  Please refer to our Facebook post on February 22nd, 2019 for additional information including the subjects names and photographs.

While NPU officers were getting information about the residence on Cameo Court, they were also receiving information about a suspected drug home in the 2100 block of Penn Drive which is within close proximity to Cameo Court.  NPU received the complaints though the Redding Police Departments online reporting system along with neighbors who reached out to NPU asking for help with suspected drug house.  Neighbors reported constant vehicle and foot traffic at all hours of the day and night which they felt was the root cause of other crimes being committed in their neighborhood.

Once the search warrant was served on Cameo Court, NPU focused their attention on the Penn Drive home.  Officer Nic Day initiated an investigation into the residence and obtained enough information to get a search warrant for narcotics.  Today at approximately 2 PM, NPU served the search warrant at the Penn Drive residence with the assistance of the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF).  Upon arriving at the home, officers detained two subjects inside the home who were found to be the primary tenants.  They were identified as Theodore Pierce (34 years of age) and Tamela Dawn Worley (57 years of age).  Two more subjects were located in a tent in the back yard and were detained without incident.

Officers searched the residence pursuant to the search warrant.  In Pierce’s possession, officers located over a half ounce of methamphetamine packaged for sales, a scale, baggies, drug paraphernalia, and ammunition.  Pierce has a prior felony conviction for narcotic sales and is prohibited from possessing ammunition.  Officers located additional drug paraphernalia in Worley’s possession.

Based on the evidence located, Pierce was placed under arrest and booked into the Shasta County Jail for possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, felon in possession of ammunition, along with a misdemeanor arrest warrant which was unrelated to this investigation.  Worley was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and released from the scene without incident.  One of the subjects located in the back yard, Christopher Mark Aguilar (53 years of age), was found to have a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for which he was issued a citation for.

NPU would like to thank the residents of Cameo Court and Penn Drive.  Without their assistance, NPU would not have been able to identify and arrest these narcotic offenders.

Sergeant Danny Smetak

Redding Police Department Neighborhood Police Unit



Tamela Dawn Worley

Christopher Mark Aguilar