RPD Bicycle Team Arrests Probationer After Search In Downtown Redding

The RPD Bicycle Team has been picking up tips as they patrol different areas of town. On Tuesday the officers worked the Downtown area and were led to investigate 50-year-old Lonnie Booker. He was suspected of drug dealing by police, and because he’s a convicted felon on probation he’s subject to warrantless search. The bike team told downtown patrol officers to be on the lookout, and Booker was found and detained. Officers say he had Methamphetamine with him and they searched his home too, reportedly finding a 22 caliber rifle and a large amount of ammo. Booker was booked on drug and weapons charges.