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Smoke and Speeding Lead Deputies to Suspects

Smoke signals may have given up two suspects, one a juvenile, that were arrested at Gateway Park in Penn Valley for a number of marijuana related offenses Thursday afternoon. Nevada County Sheriff Lt. Steve Tripp said the reporting party indicated that two people were smoking marijuana in a van at the park. The responding deputy located two males in the van.
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Brown,-LamarA search of the suspects and vehicle revealed over 500 dollars in cash, a digital scale, and prepackaged marijuana for sale. There were also text messages on a phone indicating recent drug sales activity. The amount of marijuana was in excess of 5 ounces. The adult suspect, Lamar Brown, 19, was arrested for several drug related charges.
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The 17 year old juvenile was also arrested for possession marijuana, illegal cultivation of marijuana, and possession of hash.

Speeding lead to an arrest for speed early Friday morning.
Around 1:00 AM a sheriff deputy initiated a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle in the area of Squirrel Creek road and Dixon west of Grass Valley. Lt Steve Tripp says a 35 year old female, Jennifer Skrocki, was the driver and while the deputy was speaking with her she consented to a search of her vehicle.
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Skrocki,-JenniferSkrocki was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and transportation of a controlled substance and booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

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