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January 7, 2014
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2 Grass Valley traffic stops end in 4 arrests

Two separate traffic stops ended with four men in custody on drug charges in Grass Valley.

A Grass Valley Police officer pulled over a vehicle with tinted windows at about 9:45 p.m. on Catherine Lane, citing the driver and arresting his two passengers, said Sgt Joe Matteoni.

The vehicle initially accelerated before pulling over and letting the front passenger jump out, Matteoni said.

That man, identified as Joseph Scott Norton, reportedly had two syringes in his front pocket. Norton, 23, was arrested on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant and was being held without bail.

The driver was cited for reportedly driving on a suspended license.

The other man in the vehicle, identified as Glenn Byron Smith, was searched and was found with about 16 grams of methamphetamine, Matteoni said. He also reportedly had syringes, meth pipes and more than $1,000 in cash.

Smith, 43, was booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing and transporting a controlled substance and possession for sale. He was being held in lieu of $35,000 bail.

On Sunday, a Grass Valley Police officer pulled over a vehicle near the Neal Street Safeway at about 9:16 p.m.; once again, the driver was using a suspended license, Matteoni said.

The vehicle was searched, and two backpacks belonging to the two occupants reportedly were found to contain meth.

Paul Anthony Domike, 47, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Richard Wayne Kenney, 39, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. He was being held in lieu of $36,176 bail.

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


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