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Redding Police find gun and drugs during probation search at motel in north Redding

NEWS RELEASE 

October 25th, 2020              5:00 A.M.

Case #20R070302

On Saturday, October 25th, 2020, at 9:27 P.M., Redding Police Officer Yabra was patrolling the parking lot of the Motel 6, located at 1250 Twin View Blvd., when he observed a male he recognized as 26 year old Tyler Stone of Redding enter a motel room.  Officer Yabra recognized Stone from prior contacts and knows he is on searchable Shasta County Probation.

With assistance from other Officers, a probation search was conducted at Stone’s motel room.  Officers contacted Stone and Asher Mullens, 27 years of Redding, inside of the motel room.  Mullens told Officers he had a firearm concealed in his waistband and Officers retrieved a loaded 9mm handgun.  During the probation search of the motel room and Stone’s vehicle in the parking lot, Officers also found the disassembled upper slide of a 9mm handgun, two magazines, ammunition, heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug sales.

Stone was issued a citation for possession marijuana for sales and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Mullens was arrested and booked at the Shasta County Jail for being a drug addict in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of an unregistered handgun, possession of a concealed firearm, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

The images included in the press release depict Stone, Mullens and evidence seized during this investigation.

 Tyler Stone                                          Asher Mullens

 

Contact:         Corporal Rob Garnero # 395

                        Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:     Corporal Michael DiMatteo #338