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January 13, 2014
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Nevada City man arrested on multiple charges after traffic stop

Man arrested on multiple charges after traffic stop

A Nevada City man pulled over for a traffic stop ended up going to jail on multiple charges Saturday.

A Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over Samuel Edward Adams, 29, for a mechanical violation on Highway 49 and Uren Street at about 3 p.m.

The deputy reportedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana; Adams told him he had a medical marijuana recommendation but did not have it in his possession.

A search of Adams reportedly revealed a methamphetamine pipe and a baggie with suspected meth inside his pants pocket. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered several hypodermic needles, one of which was loaded with a fluid that reportedly tested positive for meth.

Adams was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and committing a felony while on bail. He was booked and released on $24,360 bail.

Adams had been arrested in November for allegedly burglarizing his ex-girlfriend’s residence and on drug charges after Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at his residence.

— The Union staff

Family angry after man, 23, dies of swine flu

SANTA ROSA — The family of a 23-year-old Santa Rosa man who died after he contracted the H1N1 flu virus says his illness wasn’t accurately diagnosed until it was too late to possibly save his life.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Matthew Walker was admitted to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Santa Rosa on Dec. 27 after he reported breathing difficulties. The previous day he was sent home from the hospital after he was diagnosed with pneumonia.

Walker’s family says Kaiser doctors didn’t discover Walker had the “swine flu” until after he was put into a medically induced coma before his death Wednesday.

Walker’s sister, Ruth Bell, said Saturday her brother’s death is a “devastating loss” and “there is some anger.”

Kaiser officials said Saturday they couldn’t comment on the case, citing patient confidentiality.

— Associated Press


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