Christopher Rosacker
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December 31, 2013
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Grass Valley meth buyer, gets rock salt, asks police to help


Police work most often requires officers to be proactive.

But not always.

A man called the Grass Valley Police Department at approximately 8:26 p.m. Monday to report that when he went to “score meth” — slang for purchasing methamphetamine — the “friend” he was purchasing the drugs from sold him $170 worth of rock salt instead, according to the department’s activity logs.

When the would-be meth buyer went to confront the subjects who sold him the salt, the caller said he was told to leave instead, the logs indicate. On his way out, the caller said one of the people who sold him the salt followed him, pulled a knife and tried to rob the caller of the rest of his money.

The caller said he pepper-sprayed his assailant and the would-be robber ran off.

This incident occurred Saturday night, the caller said.

Sgt. Joe Matteoni told The Union that officers did not likely make contact with the caller because no reports were taken. He did, however, note that the apartment on the 100 block of Dorsey Drive where the incident reportedly occurred is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

“It’s an ongoing thing,” Matteoni said. “We’re working on that apartment right now with those people. It’s being investigated.”

To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email crosacker@theunion.com or call 530-477-4236.


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