Redding search warrant uncovers drugs, weapons – 2 arrested

REDDING — Authorities in Redding say officers arrested two people in connection with a suspected drug house, after officials served a search warrant at the residence Thursday, Jan. 10. During the service of the search warrant, which occurred at a private residence on the 1900 block of 10th St., officers discovered and seized weapons, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and illegal narcotics.


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After the warrant service and arrests, Redding PD’s Neighborhood Police Unit Sgt. Rob Peterson reported that over the past month, officers assigned to the department’s Neighborhood Police Unit have been investigating suspected drug activities and sales at the home.

Officers detained several people before arresting two people for a variety of charges during a narcotics-related search warrant served at a Redding home on Thursday. RPD photo

Based on information gathered during their investigation, officers on Thursday served a search warrant at the home, at which time they seized two rifles, two handguns, paraphernalia, ammunition, and heroin.

During the warrant service officers detained several people who had been inside the home before ultimately arresting 39-year-old, Rhiannon Castillo, and 64-year-old, Rhys Neil Haner.

Castillo was booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of drug sales and possession of paraphernalia, while Haner was booked on suspicion of being a drug addict and felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, according to the Sgt., who later thanked the community for their assistance in this investigation.

Online jail records indicate Haner remains in custody in lieu of $10,000 bail and that Castillo is no longer in custody.

Anyone with further information related to this investigation or suspected illegal activities at the home is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 225-4200. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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