RED BLUFF, Calif. — A Red Bluff probationer was arrested on Thursday after a traffic stop revealed methaphetamine and fentanyl, according to police.
On Thursday, May 25, 2023, an officer with the Red Bluff Police Department stopped a vehicle at Circle K, off of South Jackson Street, for a code violation. The officer approached the vehicle and reportedly recognized the driver as 24-year-old Carlos Ascencio-Zamora from previous contacts. Police said Acencio-Zamora had a history of drug-related acitivyt and was currently out of custody on probation for drug sales.
Police said the officer then deployed K9 Max to sniff around the vehicle. While doing this, police said Max alerted to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle. Once inside, police said officers found over a pound of methaphetamine and almost two grams of fentanyl.
Ascencio-Zamora was ultimately arrested and booked in the Tehama County Jail for transporting a controlled substance for sale, possessing a controlled substance for sale, possessing narcotics and violating the terms of his probation.
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