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Man Arrested on Highway 49 for Possession of Marijuana and a Concealed Weapon

A gun, cash and marijuana lead to one man’s arrest. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says A Deputy stopped 34 year old Ethan Stewart of North San Juan on highway 49 near the Willow Friday night. The Sheriff says the smell of marijuana was overpowering when the deputy spoke with Stewart. The man indicated the marijuana was in a back pack in the back seat. The Sheriff says the Deputy found more than just marijuana.

“The officer retrieved a backpack and in the backpack found a loaded handgun, marijuana and a great deal of cash.”

Stewart was taken into custody for suspicion of possession of the marijuana, the loaded gun and a concealed gun. Investigators will be working to determine where the cash came from.

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