Suspicious bicyclist arrested on drug sale charges |

Suspicious bicyclist arrested on drug sale charges

Robert Carr

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies were able to link a lost driver seeking directions to a bicyclist reportedly carrying drugs early Tuesday morning, arresting the bicyclist on sales charges.

At just before 4 a.m., deputies were responding to a call of a suspicious man riding a bicycle up and down Alta Street near Dolores Drive, said Sheriff Keith Royal.

Before they got there, they were waved down by two men in a Toyota Corolla near West Main and Mill streets.

“The driver asked for directions to Alta Street, saying he was not from the area,” Royal said.

The car came back registered to the driver, who was identified only as Josh, and whose status was clear.

A short time later, the deputies located the bicyclist near Sunrise Heights and Alta Street, on the wrong side of the road.

The man, identified as Robert Frances Carr, 28, admitted to being on parole and was found to be a parolee at large, Royal said.

During a search, deputies reportedly found black tar heroin on Carr, as well as several packages of methamphetamine — one of which was wrapped in plastic and hung around his neck with a shoelace.

“Carr said the meth and heroin were for his personal use, and said he uses an eight-ball (an eighth of an ounce) a day,” Royal said, adding that he denied having used any illegal substances in the last 24 hours.

While Carr was being searched, his cell phone reportedly received a number of calls and texts from “Josh.”

Then, according to Royal, the Toyota Corolla passed by, and was pulled over because it had a taillight out.

The driver reportedly admitted he had come up to Nevada County from Sacramento to buy meth.

Carr, whose address was listed as Sacramento but who said he had been working in Nevada City, was booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possession and transportation for sale, and violating parole. He was being held without bail.

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

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