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Hearing set to suppress evidence against alleged meth dealer

A hearing on a motion to suppress evidence against a suspected methamphetamine dealer, as well as a preliminary hearing into the evidence against him, has been scheduled for Oct. 11.

Mark Dewayne Bowden, 32, of Rough and Ready, was arrested in February after he was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer due to alleged equipment infractions. Bowden allegedly failed to produce identification, according to the CHP.

A vehicle search yielded an illegal knife, nearly 2 pounds of suspected meth, a digital scale, packaging materials, about $5,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia, the CHP reported.

Bowden has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and transportation of a controlled substance. He was in Nevada County Superior Court Thursday and is out of custody on %150,000 bail.

In other court news:

A Grass Valley man who allegedly tried to rob another man with a switchblade knife was in court Thursday but will return next week to enter a plea.

Trent David Crovo, 28, was arrested in late August after Grass Valley Police officers responded to a report of two men in a physical fight.

Crovo allegedly tried to flee when he spotted the officers and allegedly disposed of a switchblade knife and drug paraphernalia.

Crovo has been charged with robbery and carrying a switchblade and battery and has posted $10,000 bail. He will be back in court Sept. 20.