K-9 “Ace” Locates a Gun and Narcotics

On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021, at approximately 0005 hours, a Shasta County, City of Shasta Lake Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling in the area of Oasis Road and Twin View Blvd when he noticed a vehicle pass him with extremely loud exhaust. The deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle to investigate the California Vehicle Code violation and contacted the driver, Keith James Stumbaugh 42 years-old, of Shasta Lake City and passenger Kevin William Delong 51 years-old of Redding.
During the investigation, the deputy walked his K-9 “Ace” around the outside of the vehicle. Ace is trained to detect the presence of narcotics and as he circled the vehicle he alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search was conducted of the interior of the vehicle and deputies located a baggie of methamphetamine hidden near the center console. They also located a loaded Glock type 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the trunk. The firearm did not have a serial number or identifying marks and was not registered. Deputies conducted a records check on Stumbaugh and he was found to be a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms. Delong was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and was cited and released.
Stumbaugh was arrested and booked into the Shasta County jail on five felony charges including Possessing a Controlled Substance While Armed with a Loaded Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon in a Vehicle, Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public, and Felon in Possession of Ammunition. He was also booked on misdemeanor charges of Possession of a Firearm without a Serial Number and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Case # 21S035596
Contact: Sergeant Garet Baldwin
Contact # (530) 245-6540