Mother and son arrested for alleged drug sales

A Grass Valley woman and one of her sons were arrested by narcotics detectives Thursday night, and another son was being sought in connection with outstanding warrants.

Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force and Grass Valley Police officers served a search warrant on the Primrose Lane residence of Dianna Paulette Boyce, 57, said Sheriff Keith Royal.

They allegedly located 12 pre-packaged bags of methamphetamine totaling 20 net grams with an estimated street value of $1,600.

Dianna Boyce was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance for sale, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was booked into county jail and released on $26,000 bail.

Erwin Gene Boyce, 34, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, booked and released on $1,000 bail.

Jason Boyce, 31, was being sought due to four outstanding warrants, Royal said.

Jason Boyce had been arrested in late November after a Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy saw a vehicle in front of him suddenly accelerate and ran its plates, which came back as stolen.

Boyce was arrested after a short pursuit and reportedly was found to have two baggies of methamphetamine and 10 Oxycodone pills in his possession. A preliminary search of the vehicle revealed property that had been reported stolen from Grass Valley.

Jason Boyce allegedly also had been linked to several Grass Valley burglaries that occurred recently, including one that involved the theft of several firearms.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4229.


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