What started as a routine hit-and-run investigation in downtown Nevada City ended with the discovery of several bags of methamphetamine and ecstasy and a felony-level pair of weaponized gloves.
In the course of investigating a late-Friday night vehicular hit-and-run incident, officers with the Nevada City Police Department were questioning Patrick Davis, 26, early Saturday morning just before the bars closed, said Officer Tucker Huey.
During their interrogation, Davis, a Nevada City resident, allegedly attempted to discard some bags from his pockets — an action noticed by the questioning officers, Huey said.
Concurrently, an allegedly highly intoxicated Camptonville man interjected into the proceedings, Huey said.
When Michael Williams, 27, reportedly would not cease his involvement in Davis’ questioning, officers arrested Williams for public intoxication, Huey said.
Meanwhile, officers discovered that the bags that were reportedly ditched from Davis’ pockets contained various kinds and amounts of controlled substances, Huey said.
In all, Davis is charged with possession of six bags containing controlled substances — four holding methamphetamines and two containing ecstasy, the largest of which contained 30 pills of the phenethylamine and amphetamine drug, Huey said.
Davis was charged with three felonies — possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to sell and bringing alcohol or drugs into jail. He was booked in to the Nevada County Jail Saturday morning and posted $35,000 bail and was released over the weekend.
In addition to his misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, Williams was charged with two felonies. One was for allegedly bringing alcohol or drugs to jail, as well as possession of a felonious weapon.
When officers searched him, Huey said Williams was allegedly found to be in the possession of sap gloves, which are leather gloves with pouches in the knuckles for powdered lead or steel. Possession of the gloves is a felony. Williams was booked into the county jail Saturday and posted $10,750 bail and was released over the weekend.
The investigation into the hit and run is ongoing, Huey said.
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