Task force arrests 6 on drug-related charges
The Glenn Interagency Narcotics Task Force arrested six people suspected of buying, using or selling drugs at a North Butte Street home on Friday.
Agents had the house under surveillance around 9 p.m. and arrested all but one person after they left the house, officials said Tuesday.
Brandon McWilliams, 37, of Willows, reportedly bolted from his vehicle during a traffic stop on Wood Street, according to Task Force Secretary Chirs Hinde.
McWilliams was arrested a short distance away by Task Force agents and the California Highway Patrol, who had responded to assist the Willows police.
Hinde said during the foot pursuit, one of the officers thought they saw a shiny object in the possession of McWilliams.
An empty holster was reportedly found on the waist band of McWilliams after he was caught.
Agents searched the area and located a .38-caliber revolver that they said had been discarded by McWilliams, Hinde said.
McWilliams was booked into the Glenn County Jail on suspicion of criminal conspiracy, being a convicted felon with a firearm, being a prohibited person owning ammunition and receiving known stolen property.
His bail was set at $287,000.
A passenger in the vehicle McWilliams' abandoned was Michael Jackson, 39, of Willows, who was reportedly found to be in possession of .4 grams of cocaine and .7 grams of methamphetamine and counterfeit $50 and $100 bills, Hinde said.
He was also reportedly found to be in possession of a crack pipe when he was booked into the jail.
Jackson was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs or alcohol in jail, four counts of being in possession of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and the manufacture, import, sale, supply or possession of metal knuckles.
He bail was set at $170,000.
Jackson and McWilliams lived on the 300 block of North Butte Street, where the Task Force agents were conducting surveillance.
Agents reported a number of suspected drug-related activities and vehicles coming and going from the house.
Among those leaving the residence after her vehicle was parked there a short time was Kathleen Grimes, 28, of Willows, who was arrested following a traffic stop on suspicion of being under the influence and in possession of a control substance.
A search of her vehicle reportedly revealed .6 grams of methamphetamine, Hinde said.
Hinde said Steven Woods, 34, of Orland, and a passenger in Grimes' vehicle, reportedly admitted to methamphetamine use shortly before his arrest.
He was booked into jail on suspicion of possessing .1 grams of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic syringe.
Agents served a search warrant on the residence, locating approximately 6.1 pounds of marijuana, hashish, as well as scales, packaging material and two handguns, one of which was determined to be stolen, Hinde said.
Danielle Humphreys, 29, an occupant of the residence, was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of marijuana or hashish for sale, criminal conspiracy and receiving known stolen property.
The street value of the narcotics seized Friday was approximately $15,422, Hinde said.
Agents also arrested Donald Haggerty, who had been in the area of the residence during the arrests.
He was found to be under the influence of a stimulant and was arrested on suspicion of violating his probation.