Nevada City police: Suspect found with suspected drugs, $17K in cash |

Nevada City police: Suspect found with suspected drugs, $17K in cash

Patrick Adam Davis

An Auburn man accused of throwing suspected cocaine at bar employees moments before police found him with $17,000 in cash remained in the Nevada County Jail under $202,500 in bond on Tuesday, authorities said.

Patrick Adam Davis, 31, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, threatening to commit a crime, carrying a concealed dirk or dagger and being under the influence of a controlled substance, jail records state.

Nevada City officers arrested Davis after responding late Monday to downtown Nevada City, Police Chief Tim Foley said.

According to Foley, an employee of McGees Annex found Davis around 11:15 p.m. in the bathroom.

“There was some type of drug activity going on,” the chief said.

Employees then confronted Davis, who threw suspected cocaine and money at them. The employees escorted Davis from the bar, though he pulled a knife and threatened them before fleeing the business, Foley said.

En route to the area, an officer spotted Davis. The officer stopped him and patted him down for a knife, noticing a large bulge in his pants’ pocket, Foley said.

Davis gave the officer permission to remove the item, leading him to discover $17,000 in mostly $20s and $100s. Additionally, the officer found suspected cocaine in Davis’ pocket, the chief said.

Police found over 2 grams of suspected cocaine on Davis and in the bar bathroom, Foley said.

The chief said his office will examine using asset forfeiture to seize the money found on Davis.

“The cocaine trade is active, but we’re making a dent, I hope,” he said.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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