Two arrested on meth sales charges |

Two arrested on meth sales charges

Narcotics detectives conducting surveillance on a Grass Valley apartment complex arrested two people on meth sales charges Wednesday afternoon, after they reportedly drove up in a Lexus with plates belonging to a BMW.

Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force were at the complex on Segsworth Way and Dorsey Drive when they spotted the red Lexus, which they reportedly knew had the switched license plates.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, identified as Eric Louis Howard, was contacted.

Howard, 29, reportedly told the detectives he did not have a valid driver’s license and had never had one, and was subsequently taken into custody.

He reportedly admitted to having approximately 10.5 grams of methamphetamine hidden in his groin area.

A search of the Lexus reportedly uncovered four digital scales — one of which had meth residue — inside a backpack belonging to one of the passengers, identified as Raquel Marie Larimer, 29.

Larimer reportedly had been sitting on 20 small plastic baggies, and had a small coin purse with drug indicia and prescription medications.

Howard was booked into county jail on suspicion of transportation and possession of controlled substances for sale, and driving without a license, and was released on $37,000 bail.

Larimer was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance for sale, and possessing drug paraphernalia, and was booked and released on $38,000 bail.

A third passenger was released at the scene.

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

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