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Deputies seize guns, drugs and motorcycles

by liz kellar
Staff Writer

Five people were arrested on a variety of charges and Nevada County Sheriff's deputies seized a number of guns, as well as meth and pot, while conducting two searches on the San Juan Ridge Wednesday.

Several motorcycles also were located, at least two of which were confirmed as stolen.

Members of the Narcotics Task Force and the Major Crimes Unit had gone to a residence in the 15000 block of Grizzly Hill Road to conduct a search on a man who had been released on his own recognizance with search conditions, said Sheriff Keith Royal.

The man was not at the residence, but deputies searched his residence and found a small-caliber automatic handgun, Royal said.

They also allegedly found a Harley Davidson motorcycle with a discrepancy in its vehicle identification number.

Three people who were at the residence were arrested. Forrest Donald Simpson, 26, of Nevada City, was arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license, booked into county jail and released on $1,080 bail. Lisa Elizabeth Floyd, 29, of Nevada City, and Donald George Cross, 25, of Sacramento, were arrested on out-of-county warrants, according to Royal.

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Possible charges are pending against the third man, whose identity was not released.

Deputies also served a search warrant at a residence in the 25000 block of North Bloomfield-Graniteville Road.

They allegedly discovered an SKS assault rifle and a Sten submachine gun, ammunition, 3 grams of methamphetamine and a half-pound of processed marijuana. They also allegedly found two stolen motorcycles and stolen tires.

Boy James Wilkinson, 49, was arrested on suspicion of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a controlled substance, and being a felon in possession of ammunition. He was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Another man at the residence, Jeffory Alan Amberson, 26, of Nevada City, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant, according to Royal.

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

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