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Drug cases resolved with plea agreements


Three separate drug sale cases were resolved Friday in Nevada County Superior Court.

Ralph Emanuel Bisiaux had pleaded no contest to one count of possessing a controlled substance for sale in connection with an August 2012 arrest and was sentenced to five months in jail.

Bisiaux allegedly tried to flush part of his stash down the toilet as members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force entered his residence in the 10000 block of Durbrow Road Tuesday.

Deputies were serving a search warrant regarding his marijuana cultivation, but Bisiaux allegedly ran toward the back of the house and closed himself up in a bathroom.

A deputy was able to force the door open, and retrieved approximately 100 Dilaudid (hydromorphone) pills.

Deputies also located $7,000 in cash, as well as oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opiates — approximately 500 pills total.

Bisiaux, 56, pleaded no contest to the one charge in return for a sentence of 150 days in jail and three years probation. He will be allowed to apply for electronic monitoring or must surrender for his jail term March 15. He must attend self-help meetings and will have to forfeit the seized cash.

Among other cases, Harry Theodore Brown, 40, pleaded no contest to one count of possessing a controlled substance for sale, with four prior convictions. His arrest dates back to March 2012, when a sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop involving Brown and another man, who were both riding motorcycles near Alta Street and Ridge Road.

The second man allegedly made a right turn onto Cedar Way without using a turn signal at about 5 p.m. After the deputy stopped the two men, Brown was determined to be under the influence, and a search uncovered 10 small baggies of methamphetamine in his saddle bag, as well as needles, empty baggies and $1,200 in cash.

Brown entered a no-contest plea pursuant to West, meaning he did not admit to his guilt. He is applying for admission to drug court and was instructed to attend Feb. 11. His attorney, Greg Klein, indicated he would be filing a motion to remove one or more of his strike offenses; his sentencing was set for March 15.

Also Friday, a Penn Valley woman also pleaded no contest to possession of a controlled substance for sale in connection with her January 2012 arrest.

Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force and Major Crimes Unit served a search warrant on the home of Kasha Sarah Kiley, 27, in the 11000 block of Oak Canyon Road, seizing four baggies of methamphetamine, each weighing approximately 1.7 grams.

Kiley was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance.

Three people, all from Olivehurst, were arrested the next day as they allegedly delivered meth to Kiley’s residence.

Kiley’s plea agreement is for as many as 180 days in jail with the possibility of alternative sentencing. Her sentencing was scheduled for June 3, as she will be serving a Placer County jail sentence first.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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