Grass Valley woman arrested with suspected heroin, meth, pot and pills |

Grass Valley woman arrested with suspected heroin, meth, pot and pills

Nicole Carman
Nevada County Sheriff Department |

A Grass Valley woman pulled over on a traffic stop was arrested after reportedly being found with heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and hydrocodone.

Nicole Jacquelin Carman, 29, was stopped by a Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy at about 3:50 a.m. Tuesday on Brunswick Road near Idaho-Maryland Road for not having a front license plate, said Capt. Jeff Pettitt.

Carman’s passenger, who was not being identified because he was not arrested, told the deputy he was on felony probation out of Solano County with search and seizure terms, Pettitt said.

He consented to a search and both occupants were asked to exit the vehicle.

Carman reportedly had a knife clipped onto the front pocket of her pants, which was removed.

She also then pulled out a small mint tin and tossed it into the vehicle, Pettitt said, adding that the deputy subsequently found about 20 hydrocodone pills in the tin.

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy reportedly located an eyeglass pouch containing a bag with a “large amount” of suspected heroin — nearly 10 grams — and two small pieces of foil containing small amounts of suspected heroin, a syringe and a glass pipe with residue, as well as a syringe in a small backpack. Four bags of marijuana cola totaling more than two pounds were found in another bag, Pettitt said.

The passenger reportedly told the deputy the truck was his, but that he had no knowledge of the drugs; he added that Carman had borrowed the truck from him earlier in the day.

Carman reportedly said the drugs belonged to her; she subsequently also was found to have a small amount of meth stashed in her bra.

She was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and transporting a controlled substance for sale. She was being held in county jail in lieu of $35,000 bail.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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