More arrests on I80 in Truckee… but these arrests did not involve transport of marijuana for sale. However, the arrests did stem from a traffic stop just east of the Overland Trail exit. CHP Officer Michael McDonnell says an officer first spotted the vehicle as it sped through the area.
The occupants of the vehicle said they were on their way from Sacramento to Reno.
The officers noted a couple of suspicious characteristics around the vehicle.
Officers obtained permission to search based on the odor of marijuana and the fact that no occupant in the vehicle had a medical marijuana recommendation. More than a little marijuana was located during the search.
A total of 15 grams of methamphetamine was located in the vehicle.
28 year old Puapheng Lao and 38 year old Chia Saechao both of Sacramento were booked into the Nevada County Jail for possession of a controlled substance, paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, and forgery related tools.