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Weapons, Drugs, and 15 Arrested at Grass Valley Motel

An early morning raid at a Grass Valley motel netted numerous weapons, narcotics and marijuana, and 15 arrests. It began shortly after 7:00 AM when Grass Valley police officers responded to a complaint of people being in a motel room that should have been vacant.
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At that point officers began interviewing the people in the room and information led officers to additional rooms in the motel.
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Holiday-LodgeDuring the searches one suspect climbed out of a bathroom window and attempted to flee on foot but was chased down and apprehended but officers in short order. While searching the rooms officers also found  a hidden door.
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Trap-Door-1Trap-Door-2At the conclusion of the investigation a total of fifteen people were arrested including the motel manager who was charged with criminal conspiracy and maintaining a place for the purpose of unlawfully using, selling, or giving away controlled substances.
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The motel will be cited or need to correct the infractions immediately.
Sgt Johnson was unsure if the bust was the largest ever in Grass Valley, but was certain it was at least one of the largest.

The following individuals were arrested:
1.    Dawn Olson(43 years old) – criminal conspiracy, and maintaining a place for selling and using controlled substances.
2.    Aron Bendix (43 years old) – possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting and delaying an officer.
3.    Michael Bowers (45 years old) – possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia
4.    Travis McBride (27 years old) – possession of a controlled substance, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm while committing a felony
5.    Jesse Poff (30 years old) – under the influence of a controlled substance
6.    Brandon Hodge (26 years old) – possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia
Brady,-Timothy17.    Timothy Brady (22 years old) – possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 3 Nevada County warrants for drug and theft charges
8.    Joseph Norton (23 years old) – possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia
9.    Christine Sharsmitt (32 years old) – possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation
10.    Cory Goodrich Fordyce (23 years old) – felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of hi cap magazines, felon in possession of ammunition, violation of probation
11.    Derek Pinneo (30 years old) – possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation
Carman,-Nicole112.    Nicole Carman (29 years old) – possession of methamphetamine, possession of a loaded firearm
13.    Dennis Ferguson (25 years old) – possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia
Cameron,-Michael114.    Michael Cameron (34 years old) – violation of parole, possession of metal knuckles, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana
Sulley,-Katelin_new115.    Kaitlyn Sulley (30 years old) – possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation

2 Comments

May 30, 2014

Dave

This goes on every day in Grass valley. I am willing to bet that 90 percent of them have already bailed out and are already back at it again. When they go to court, that is if they do go, they will have a public defender to plea there poor little excuse's and get a slap on their wrist. I wonder why my taxes keep going up to defend these poor little souls who steal and make our community unsafe day after day. If anybody has a good reason or answer please let me know.

May 30, 2014

Bob

I looks to me that something larger was also coming down.
Most people in Nevada County will never know this happened.

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