Child Taken Into Protective Custody After Search Uncovers 12 Pounds Of Cannabis

Two people found with a large amount of marijuana have been arrested for child endangerment. On Saturday night at about 11PM, officers with the Anderson Police Department went to the Baymont Inn in Anderson to conduct a probation compliance check of a room registered to 34-year-old Fawn Watkins of Red Bluff. She’s on probation for possession of stolen property. Officers contacted Watkins as well as 35-year-old Michael Houchins of Red Bluff, and a juvenile inside the room. A records check revealed Hutchins was on active parole for robbery. Officers say a search of the room revealed over twelve pounds of processed marijuana, easily accessible for the juvenile. Houchins reportedly admitted that the marijuana was his and he was planning on selling it. Shasta County Child & Family Services was contacted and took the juvenile into protective custody. Houchins was booked into the Shasta County Jail for felony child endangerment, possession of marijuana for sales, and violating the terms of his parole. Watkins was booked for felony child endangerment and violating the terms of her probation.


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