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GV residents arrested on drug charges

Grass Valley police officers responding to a residence that had been the site of several drug arrests just a few weeks ago ended up booking two people into county jail on new drug charges.

Officers went to the residence on the 100 block of Highlands Court at about midnight Friday after a report of excessive foot traffic, said Police Sgt. Steve Johnson.

They contacted two residents — James Robert Hannan, 38, and Micheale Patrice Cooper, 40 — who reportedly said there had been a lot of people in and out of the house because they were helping them move out.

But because of the prior history at the residence, the officers wanted to investigate further, Johnson said, adding that Hannan and Cooper gave their consent to search the residence.

“They located prescription medications that did not belong to the residents, as well as quite a bit of drug paraphernalia,” Johnson said. “They found mirrors with pills ready to be cut up. They found snorting straws, syringes and a meth pipe.”

The pills were synthetic opiates, Johnson said.

Cooper was booked on suspicion of possessing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia and was released on $11,000 bal.

Hannan was charged with possessing controlled substances without a prescription, booked and released on $750 bail.

Hannan had been arrested May 22 after police officers served a search warrant at the residence. He was booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, possessing marijuana for sale and possessing a controlled substance while armed and released on $11,000 bail. The district attorney’s office has not yet filed a complaint for that case.

According to dispatch reports, there has been ongoing reported drug activity at the house, with callers reporting suspicious behavior on May 24 and June 1.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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