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Suspect Arrested on DNA Warrant

Nevada County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Steve Tripp says a deputy on patrol Sunday afternoon in the area of Hughes Rd.  and Cypress Hill spotted 34 year old Joshua Packard and knew that Packard was wanted in connection with a recent investigation where his DNA had been collected.  As a result a warrant had bee issued for his arrest.

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So, the deputy began a search of the vehicle and Packard’s person.
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Lt. Tripp says Packard had bear spray in the vehicle , which is illegal for a convicted felon to possess as well as two large duffel bags of processed marijuana and hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia.

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Packard’s DNA had also been retrieved from a recent crime scene and turned up a hit to Packard during lab testing., Lt. Tripp says now that Packard is in custody his DNA will be sent to the Department of Justice Crime Lab to confirm the hit.

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