The strong odor of marijuana detected during a traffic stop for a faulty tail light has landed two people in Jail. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says last night just after midnight an officer in the area of the Fairgrounds noticed a vehicle on McCourtney Rd. approaching Brighton St., and one of the tail lights wasn’t working so he initiated a traffic stop.
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When the deputy asked about the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Warhurst admitted they had close to 5 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. The Sheriff says Warhurst did not have a medical recommendation for the marijuana. In searching the vehicle, the Sheriff says deputies found digital scales and several packages of pre-packaged marijuana.
The officer then asked Warhurst if he had any syringes or needles on him, and he replied no, which was not accurate.
Matthew and Warhurst were booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on multiple charges including possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale, Transport for sale, possession of an illegal blackjack, and Matthew also faces an additional felony charge for attempting to bring a methamphetamine pipe into the jail.