The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been busy with drug and firearms arrests this first week of February.
On Friday, deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle in Janesville. The driver, 23-year-old John Smith from Doyle, had a suspended license. The passenger, 45-year-old Larry Stratton, from Janesville, was on supervised release. The deputies searched the vehicle and found a loaded gun, drug paraphernalia, and evidence of drug use. Both men were arrested and taken to jail. Smith was charged with having a gun as a felon and drug-related offenses. Stratton was charged with having a gun, drug-related offenses, and breaking his supervised release terms.
Two days prior, deputies made two similar arrests on drug paraphernalia charges for methamphetamine and located a loaded gun during a traffic stop in Susanville. The two arrested were 31-year-old Brian Pitts of Westwood and 39-year-old Daisy Mayfield of Susanville, both were booked into the jail and face multiple charges.