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Matthew Renda
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Grass Valley man busted for alleged marijuana robbery

A Grass Valley man wanted for questioning in relation to a San Juan Ridge pot rip-off was arrested Friday by law enforcement officials.

Cody Marra, 25, was pulled over in Grass Valley by the California Highway Patrol and was reportedly found to be in possession of one pound of marijuana, a small amount of methamphetamine and prescription narcotics, said Nevada County Sheriff's officer Sgt. Justin Martin.

Law enforcement issued a "Be on the lookout" for Marra last week that stemmed from a marijuana robbery that took place on Monday, Nov. 25.

The female victim of the rip-off, who was not identified, called 911 at about 9:30 a.m. to report the robbery, which involved two men.

She told deputies that she had come home to find a small white pickup with a camper shell, possibly a Toyota, parked in her driveway in the 31000 block of Highway 49.

A white man wearing a green hoodie was in the driver's seat but ducked down when he saw her, said NCSO Lt. Steve Tripp in a previous report.

The woman then realized that the door had been kicked in and saw a person she identified as Marra, also dressed in a green hoodie, coming out of her residence, Tripp said.

Marra reportedly was carrying two 50-gallon trash bags that apparently contained about 20 pounds of marijuana and $1,400 in cash, which he placed in the truck.

The woman confronted him, asking him what he was doing, Tripp said.

"He threatened to shoot her," Tripp said. "She did not see a gun, however."

Marra reportedly then got into the truck, which left at a high rate of speed.

The victim had had prior contact with Marra and was able to identify him, Tripp said.

"We're trying to identify the driver at this point," he said.

On Friday, Marra was charged with a violation of parole, second-degree burglary, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a controlled substance and a felony count of robbery.

Marra was charged with a total of nine crimes, eight of which were felonies.

In 2009, Marra was sentenced to six years, eight months for auto theft, possession of stolen property and smuggling drugs into jail.

When originally sentenced, Marra had been sent to two separate drug rehabilitation programs, reportedly walking away from one and being kicked out of the other.

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