Artois man busted in Corning for gun, drugs

TJ Royce Morrison following his arrest by Corning police officers.

By Larry Judkins

Glenn County Observer

An Artois man, well known to Glenn County law enforcement personnel, was arrested in Corning on Sunday for drug and firearm violations.

On June 5, Corning police officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a man eventually identified as TJ Royce Morrison, 28, of Artois. Morrison was riding a 2005 Honda motorcycle with a flat rear tire and no license plate.

After the stop, Morrison allegedly falsely identified himself to officers. His true identity was discovered and it was found he had several felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.

A Corning police K-9 guards a confiscated firearm, drugs, and paraphernalia following the arrest of TJ Royce Morrison of Artois.

During the traffic stop, officers noticed a handgun protruding from Morrison’s waistband. A search of his backpack produced about 18 grams (almost two-thirds of an ounce) of methamphetamine, packaging materials, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $1,200.

Morrison was arrested and booked into the Tehama County Jail by Corning Police Officer Corry for charges alleging possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in public, and transportation of a controlled substance (all felonies).

Tehama County Jail booking photo of TJ Royce Morrison.

A relative of Morrison posted on Facebook: “Pretty sad when your son/brother gets arrested and it’s a relief. Stop the madness. We love you, Royce. Praying for a good testimony.”