Grass Valley man arrested in connection with meth sales |

Grass Valley man arrested in connection with meth sales

Narcotics detectives arrested a Grass Valley man after serving a search warrant at his residence and reportedly finding an ounce and a half of methamphetamine Thursday night.

Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force served the warrant at the residence of Joel Taylor Franks, said Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers.

Franks was not found at the house, but detectives located a scale, packaging material, paraphernalia and the meth during a search, Smethers said. They also reportedly located a small amount of cash.

The task force members subsequently set up surveillance in the area and spotted Franks’ vehicle about 20 minutes later, making a traffic stop near Lyman Gilmore School on Squirrel Creek Road and Oak Street.

Franks was detained and no more contraband was found during a search of his person and his vehicle, Smethers said.

He was booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale, and was released on $35,000 bail.

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