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Three Arrested in Possible Cocaine Ring

What may have been a major cocaine ring in Nevada County has been stopped, thanks to a traffic stop, and the help of Nevada City’s police dog. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says Narcotics Task Force detectives were doing surveillance of a business in Grass Valley known to carry and sell large amounts of butane canisters. They observed a vehicle pull into that store, and then leave a short time later. The vehicle had expired tags, and was eventually pulled over on Commercial Street in Nevada City. Royal says the officers found drug paraphernalia, and requested the help of Nevada City’s K-9, Rudiger…

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Royal says the scanner was programmed to monitor Nevada and Placer county authorities. The driver, 27 year-old Lauren House of Nevada City, and the passenger, 27 year-old Robert Honeycutt of Penn Valley, were searched…

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A search warrant was later obtained for both of their residences, which turned up drugs and several firearms. Also, 30 year-old Austringer Roy was arrested at one of the homes. He had been wanted on previous felony warrants.

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