Traffic stop ends in two drug arrests
August 13, 2012
Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men on drug charges after the driver allegedly was seen drifting over the fog line Saturday night.
Chad Christopher Evans, 44, of Nevada City, allegedly allowed his vehicle to drift about 2 feet over the fog line on Brunswick Road near Beaver Drive at about 10:30 p.m., said Sheriff Keith Royal.
After he was pulled over, Evans allegedly told the deputy he veered over the line because his vehicle needed a front end alignment.
Both Evans and a passenger, William Miles Luna, allegedly told the deputy theyhad been cleared off probation, but Evans had an outstanding warrant.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies allegedly discovered a black case inside the driver’s side door compartment that contained a baggie of suspected methamphetamine. They also allegedly located black balloons, a digital scale with residue, and a straw, as well as an 8-inch knife on the floorboard.
Deputies allegedly found a backpack in the trunk that contained an eyeglass case with a number of small plastic baggies, three syringes, a spoon and latex gloves.
Evans was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale, transportation for sale, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and violating post-release community supervision. He was being held without bail.
Luna was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, booked and released on $1,000 bail.