Trio arrested at Grass Valley motel |

Trio arrested at Grass Valley motel

The Union staff

Narcotics detectives arrested two women and a man while doing surveillance on a Grass Valley motel, and took two toddlers into protective custody, Friday afternoon.

Members of the Nevada County Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force were watching a motel in the 400 block of South Auburn Street when they recognized a woman identified as Kimberly Lumpkins coming and going from a room there.

Lumpkins was known to have a felony warrant and a misdemeanor warrant and was on probation, said Sheriff's Deputy John Dzioba.

Lumpkins was arrested on the warrants and a search reportedly revealed a small amount of methamphetamine and a meth pipe on her person.

A man at the hotel room, identified as Kenneth Greer, reportedly was under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested, Dzioba said.

Two 18-month-old children were reportedly in the motel room and were taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

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Another woman, identified as Erinlee Thacker, was in the room and was arrested on several outstanding warrants, Dzioba said.

Charges and bail amounts were not available as of press time.

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