Kyle Magin
Staff Writer

GV trio arrested on drug charges

Sheriff's deputies Thursday arrested three people on charges related to drug possession in Grass Valley.

Gabriel Jai Cade Marsh, 37, Laura Shaw Mathews, 46 and Peter Manuel Stonaker, 36, were arrested shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday on a litany of drug charges.

Deputies went to an apartment on the 100 block of Ophir Street to find Stonaker, who was wanted on $130,000 in outstanding felony warrants for drug charges, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.

Deputies announced their presence at the home at about 3:40 p.m. and spotted a man walking through the home but were not granted access, Royal said.

After waiting, they entered through a kitchen window, arresting Marsh and Mathews in a hallway before locating and arresting Stonaker in a back room, Royal said.

While performing a search of the home, deputies allegedly found a small amount of methamphetamine, assorted prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia, including a pipe and scales, Royal added.

Officers booked Stonaker for failing to appear on a warrant, being under the influence of a controlled substance, a probation violation, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. His bail was set at $50,000 at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

They booked Mathews for being under the influence, a probation violation, possession of a hypodermic, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic, and possession of paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $10,000.

Marsh was arrested for being under the influence and possession of a hypodermic. His bail was set at $1,000. His brother, Isaiah Marsh, disappeared in April 2009 under mysterious, potentially drug-related circumstances, Royal added.

To contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin, e-mail kmagin@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4239.


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