On Tuesday, September 22, 2009, the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) received information from the Gridley-Biggs Police Department (GBPD) that a ten-year-old child went to Biggs Elementary School wearing his mother's jacket.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2009, the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) received information from the Gridley-Biggs Police Department (GBPD) that a ten-year-old child went to Biggs Elementary School wearing his mother's jacket.

Inside the jacket, the ten-year -ld found a plastic baggie containing a usable amount of methamphetamine.  The child turned the drugs over to school officials, who in turn contacted the GBPD.  The GBPD contacted BINTF due to the potential drug exposure to the child and an investigation was immediately begun.

The investigation determined that the mother, child and a male subject lived at 2153 Richvale Highway, Richvale, California.  It was further determined that the male subject, (Daniel Brian THOMSON) that resided at this address, was currently on active California State parole.
BINTF Agents and a California State parole officer conducted a parole search at 2153 Richvale Highway, Richvale, California.  Found in the  residence, several glass methamphetamine smoking pipes, .22 grams net weight of methamphetamine, a .22 caliber pistol and numerous rounds of ammunition.  A small amount of methamphetamine was found under the ten-year-old child's mattress, in the child's bedroom.

Deirdre Ann SHINAULT, age 47, of Richvale was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and child endangerment.  Bail was set at $56,000.

Daniel “Brian” THOMSON, age 52, of Richvale, was attested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and child endangerment, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, ex-felon in possession of ammunition, and a parole violation.  There was no bail set.
The ten-year-old child was detained and released to the Butte County Children Services Division for foster home placement.

The Attorney General's, Bureau of narcotic Enforcement operates 48 regional narcotic task forces statewide.  The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) is cooperative effort between the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement  (BNE), the Butte County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), the Butte County District Attorney's Office (BCDA), the Butte County Probation Department (BCPD), the Chico Police Department (CPD), the Gridley Biggs Police Department (GBPD), the Oroville Police Department (OPD), and the Paradise Police Department (PPD).  The Mission of BINTF is to disrupt, dismantle, and diminish the flow of drugs and their proceeds, in Butte County.