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Two Arrested on Multiple Charges After Second Traffic Stop

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The Susanville Police Department is releasing details surrounding the Monday arrest of two Susanville residents on multiple charges including; possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, transportation of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale and child endangerment after their vehicle was stopped twice within an hour for expired registration.

According to Police Lieutenant Matt Wood on August 19th at around 12:00p.m. a Susanville Police Officer in a marked patrol unit stopped a vehicle on Prospect Avenue for expired registration. The officer contacted the driver, 22 year-old Susanville resident Feather Joseph, who advised that she did not have current registration or insurance on the vehicle.

26 year-old Susanville resident Michael Ricketts and the one year old child of Joseph and Ricketts were also in the vehicle. The officer issued Joseph a citation for the traffic violations and allowed her to park her vehicle while advising her not to drive the vehicle until it was registered and insured.

Less than an hour later, at about 12:40p.m. a Susanville Police Officer observed the same vehicle driving eastbound on Main Street. The officer noticed that the registration tabs were still expired and initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Fairfield Ave. The officer contacted the same driver and observed that the same passengers were in the vehicle. The officer issued the driver, Feather Joseph, a second citation and called for a tow truck for the vehicle.

“During an inventory search of the vehicle required for the tow of the vehicle,” explains Lieutenant Wood, “the officer located glass smoking pipes, digital scales, a large quantity of ziplock bags, and a small glass vial containing a white crystalline substance which tested positive for methamphetamine. These items were all within close proximity to the one year old child that was in the vehicle.”

Police report that Joseph was later found to have an undisclosed amount of money hidden on her person.

Joseph and Ricketts were arrested and booked into the Lassen County Jail on multiple charges including possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, transportation of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale, and child endangerment. Joseph and Ricketts were both held on $125,000 bail. The child was released to a family member.

The case has been referred to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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