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March 6, 2014
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Nevada City man arrested for 5th time, misses his court date

A Nevada City man was arrested for the fifth time in recent months Wednesday — and likely will be back in custody soon after he failed to appear for his court date Thursday afternoon.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies went to the residence of Samuel Edward Adams, on the 11000 block of Snowline Road, to do a probation search at about 2 p.m., said Mark Hollitz, a spokesman for the Narcotics Task Force.

Deputies reportedly found drug paraphernalia and arrested Adams on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia, as well as violating probation and on an outstanding warrant.

Three other people present at the residence also were arrested, Hollitz said.

Jeffrey Bodde, 29, was booked and released on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Douglas MacDuff Jr., 22, was booked on a $25,000 vehicle theft warrant out of Placer County.

Odessa Spears, 19, tried to conceal a hypodermic needle during the search, Hollitz said. She was arrested on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and attempting to conceal evidence and obstruction, and was booked and released on $2,500 bail.

Adams and Spears both had been arrested in late January at the residence, also during a probation search.

In that instance, deputies reportedly found a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, as well as a magazine with rounds, a syringe loaded with suspected methamphetamine, 2.5 grams of meth, a scale, multiple syringes and pipes.

Adams was charged in that arrest on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, committing a felony while armed, committing a felony while on bail, being a felon in possession of a firearm, violating probation and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Spears had been arrested on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Adams was arrested in early January after a traffic stop reportedly uncovered a methamphetamine pipe and a baggie with suspected meth and several hypodermic needles, one of which was loaded with suspected meth. In early November 2013, Adams was arrested twice — once for allegedly burglarizing his ex-girlfriend’s residence — and then after deputies reportedly found methamphetamine and cocaine in Adams’ garage, a loaded pistol in his vehicle, as well as hallucinogenic mushrooms and meth.

He failed to appear in Nevada County Superior Court Thursday. His bonds were forfeited and arrest warrants were issued by Judge Linda Sloven.

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