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Police arrest man found with meth

Matthew Renda
Staff Writer

The pox that is methamphetamine will not leave western Nevada County alone.

Glenn Smith, 43, was arrested and charged with three felonies after police allegedly found him in possession of several individually wrapped baggies of methamphetamine.

Officers were patrolling on Catherine Lane near Dorsey Drive when they spotted a vehicle with tinted windows, said Grass Valley Police Department Cpl. Dan Kimbrough.

As the police vehicle approached the vehicle, one of the occupants of the car got out of the passenger side and attempted to casually walk away.

"It didn't work very well," Kimbrough said.

Instead, it aroused the suspicion of the officer, who made contact with Smith, on the driver's side on the vehicle, while another officer detained the man who exited the vehicle.

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Officers reportedly located drug paraphernalia along with a significant amount of meth, Kimbrough said.

Smith was arrested on possession of a controlled substance for sale and the transport of the substance.

Methamphetamine is a neurotoxin that is highly addictive and physically and psychologically devastating to the users.

The drug frequently appears in the arrest logs of law enforcement in western Nevada County.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Renda, email mrenda@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

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