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Quincy man arrested and charged with possession of firearm and meth for sale

A Quincy resident was arrested and charged when a Plumas County Sheriff’s deputy stopped the Ford truck he was driving for a code violation.

Tanner Betts, 29, was pulled over at approximately 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Betts was found to be on active probation and a search was conducted. “A search of Betts’ person revealed he was carrying a loaded concealed 9mm firearm,” according to Investigations Sgt Steve Peay.

Officers then searched the truck Betts was driving and located a sellable quantity of methamphetamine; scales, baggies, cash and other items indicated that he was involved in the sales and transportation of methamphetamine, Peay explained.

Betts was arrested and transported to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Correction Center for booking.

He was charged with a multitude of crimes, including possession and transportation of methamphetamine for sale, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm while in possession of a controlled substance and violation of probation.

Betts is being held on $30,000 in bail.

The case was sent to District Attorney David Hollister for review.

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