Large Seizure of Dangerous Drug in Downtown Redding

A large fentanyl bust was made in downtown Redding on Tuesday. A joint investigation by Redding Police, SINTF and the Department of Homeland Security Regional Fentanyl Task Force led to a downtown Redding motel. 41-year-old Kenneth Thomas Justus was pulled over as he was leaving the location and reportedly found in possession of fentanyl, leading to a search warrant being issued for the motel room. Officers say they seized more than a quarter pound of the concentrated narcotic. The total was 137.8 grams, and apparently 2 milligrams is potentially lethal.