Longtime contractor facing drug charges
November 6, 2013
Narcotics detectives descended on six separate properties associated with Grady Jones, co-owner of a longtime local concrete construction company, seizing more than 100 pounds of marijuana and more than 400 hydrocodone pills.
Members of the Nevada County Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force served search warrants at residences in the 18000 block of Old Coach Way and the 15000 block of Woodruff Court, which are off Highway 174 in the Chicago Park area, as well as two residences in the 13000 block of St. Ledger Forest and two properties in the 14000 block of Sweet Gum Lane, off Banner Lava Cap Road.
According to Sheriff's Sgt. Guy Selleck, all of the properties except one on Sweet Gum Lane are owned by Grady Jones; the sixth residence is owned by his mother, Madelyn Jones.
"We located marijuana under cultivation at all of the properties," Selleck said, adding that Jones and his girlfriend, Susan Mattheson, had medical marijuana recommendations at multiple locations.
Selleck said that more than 100 pounds of marijuana, about half of which had been processed, was seized. Some of the marijuana was still in the ground, he said.
Deputies reportedly located more than 400 hydrocodone pills in several vehicles and at Jones' residence. They also located metal knuckles inside a safe, Selleck said.
Jones was contacted by deputies while driving elsewhere in the county, and reportedly was transporting about 20 grams of marijuana that he said was for a friend.
Bobby Jones Concrete Construction was established in 1972, and Grady Jones became co-owner after his father retired in 1996. The company specializes in high-end, complex foundations to local subdivisions and commercial projects, and offers concrete construction and full concrete pumping service, according to its website.
Jones is facing charges of cultivating marijuana, possessing and transporting controlled substances, and possession of the metal knuckles, Selleck said. The case is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office; other suspects could potentially face charges as well, he added.
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