Auburn traffic stop leads to heroin, firearm arrest

Suspect had out-of-state burglary warrant
By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
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Auburn police arrested a man who had an out-of-state burglary warrant on numerous charges including possession of heroin for sale and a loaded firearm, after he allegedly attempted to flee when pulled over for a traffic stop, according to a press release.

Lucas Strom, who allegedly had a “sizeable amount of heroin,” and his passenger, Sean Isaacks, were booked into Placer County Jail on Friday. Strom is scheduled for arraignment at 1 p.m. today in Placer County Superior Court Dept. 13.

Isaacks, who has since been released due to federal cap regulations with a promise to appear, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and a switchblade knife. His arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on June 3 in Dept. 13.

Officer Chris Forman stopped Strom around 10:45 p.m. on Friday at the 13000 block of Lincoln Way, and when Forman searched him, Strom allegedly pushed him away and fled. When police caught Strom, they pepper sprayed him.

Along with the loaded .45 caliber handgun, police also found a digital scale in Strom’s car.

He is also being charged with resisting arrest, possessing drugs while armed, providing false identification to an officer and obstructing/delaying an investigation.

Strom is being held on $100,000 bail.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Rocklin Police Department assisted with the investigation.


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