One arrested, two sought in Nevada County drugs, weapons case |

One arrested, two sought in Nevada County drugs, weapons case

Guns seized from residence of David Havel after a warrant search Thursday.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Office |

A South County man was arrested on drug sales and weapons charges, and two Alaska residents still were being sought, after narcotics detectives served a search warrant off Combie Road Thursday.

Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at the residence of David Charles Havel, in the 12000 block of Ramada Way, for possession and sales of methamphetamine, said Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers.

Havel and another man were at the property, but the other man was released, Smethers said.

Detectives reportedly located 12.3 grams of meth in the trunk of Havel’s vehicle.

In a bedroom inside the residence, they reportedly found two packages of heroin — 24.86 grams and 9.81 grams, respectively. According to dispatch reports, the heroin was in multiple baggies inside luggage belonging to a man and woman visiting from Anchorage.

The couple was not at the property and a BOLO has been issued for their rental car; charges will be filed against them, Smethers said.

In a downstairs basement rec room, detectives reportedly found numerous meth pipes and bongs, as well as mirrors with white residue and razor blades.

They could smell that someone had been there recently, smoking meth, Smethers said.

A large safe reportedly was located that contained 13 firearms, including long guns and handguns. Two additional firearms were found upstairs in a clothes hamper, Smethers said.

Havel was arrested and booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance for sale, and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. He was being held in county jail in lieu of $39,000 bail.

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

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