Nevada City man arrested in Napa County on pot charges |

Nevada City man arrested in Napa County on pot charges

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Nevada City man arrested in Napa on pot charges

About 17 pounds of marijuana were discovered in a vehicle that collided with a car in Napa County Thursday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At about 7 p.m., Douglas Taylor, 53, of Nevada City, was driving a 2013 Kia Soul between Napa and Fairfield, when he crashed into a 2005 Ford Mustang that was slowing in front of him, CHP Officer Anna Paulson said.

The two investigating officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the Kia, she said. The officers then found 17 pounds of marijuana inside the rear compartment of the Kia, Paulson said.

Taylor allegedly showed symptoms of being under the influence of marijuana, the CHP said.

He was arrested and booked into the Napa County jail at 10:10 p.m. on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and marijuana possession, according to the jail logs. He was released from custody at about 3:20 a.m. Friday, the jail logs indicate.

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Neither Taylor nor the driver of the Mustang, Ashley Mendez, 26, of Napa, were injured, Paulson said in a written statement.

— Courtesy of the Napa Valley Register

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