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Drugs reportedly found strapped under Reno woman’s vehicle

A Reno woman was arrested on a number of drug charges after reportedly being found with a pot plant in the back seat and a container full of drugs strapped underneath her vehicle.

A Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over the woman at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on Brunswick Road and Sutton Way for failure to signal a right turn, said Sheriff Keith Royal.

As the deputy approached the vehicle, he spotted a large marijuana plant in a planter on the back seat, Riyal said.

The driver, identified as Jacqueline Joe Muehsam, 28, reportedly said it had been given to her by a friend and admitted she did not have a medical marijuana recommendation.

A search of her vehicle reportedly uncovered two notebooks — one containing pay-owe sheets and the other containing a list of scanner codes, as well as a baggie of hash in a purse.

There was a duffel bag in the back, which Muehsam said was not hers.

When asked who it belonged to, she reportedly told the deputies it was none of their concern.

Deputies reportedly uncovered $4,500 in cash and a set of metal knuckles, as well as an empty, partially burned container that smelled of chemicals.

Deputies found a fabric container fastened underneath the vehicle that contained four glass methamphetamine pipes, two bags of suspected meth, two bags of suspected white heroin, two small amounts of black tar heroin, and two baggies of assorted prescription medication, Royal said.

Muehsam was taken into custody and reportedly admitted to having a meth pipe secreted on her person while she was being booked at county jail.

She was arrested on suspicion of possessing and transporting a controlled substance, possession for sale, possession of hash and drug paraphernalia and cultivation of marijuana.

She was being held in lieu of $36,000 bail.

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

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