Grass Valley traffic stop leads to honey oil drug charges |

Grass Valley traffic stop leads to honey oil drug charges

Brandon Henslee

A man stopped for a "host of vehicle code violations" ended up in jail Wednesday afternoon after reportedly being found with marijuana and items used to manufacture honey oil.

A Nevada County Sheriff's deputy pulled over Brandon James Henslee at about 4 p.m. at Packard Drive and Butler Street, said Capt. Jeff Pettitt.

The deputy subsequently smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Pettitt said.

Henslee reportedly initially denied having any marijuana and consented to a search; he then told the deputy he had two bags of marijuana shake in the back seat.

During the search, the deputy reportedly located the two bags — as well as 150 empty propane bottles and hot plates with honey oil residue.

Henslee, 28, of Grass Valley, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance and committing a felony while on bail, and booked into county jail in lieu of $70,000 bail.

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He had been arrested in mid-April and charged with misdemeanor battery and vandalism. He had pleaded not guilty June 4 and was to return to Nevada County Superior Court June 25.

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