Grass Valley bust reportedly nets heroin, meth, gun |

Grass Valley bust reportedly nets heroin, meth, gun

Daniel James Henley

Two men were arrested after a probation search reportedly uncovered a gun, heroin and methamphetamine in a Grass Valley residence Monday.

Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force, along with officers from Grass Valley Police and Nevada City Police, went to the house in the 1400 block of Redwood Drive at about 9:30 a.m., said Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers.

They were conducting a search on Daniel James Henley, who reportedly was on probation out of Los Angeles County on narcotics charges and who had search and seizure terms.

With the help of Nevada City’s K-9, detectives located two plastic containers in a shed behind the residence, one containing 172.08 grams of heroin and the other containing 53.11 grams of meth, Smethers said.

An unloaded 9-mm semi-automatic pistol reportedly was found wrapped in a beanie and hidden in a shop vacuum outside a bedroom.

In a bedroom, detectives also located a digital scale, packaging material and drug paraphernalia, Smethers said.

Henley, 48, was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, possessing a controlled substance for sale, and maintaining a place for the sale of controlled substances. He was being held in lieu of $105,000 bail.

Another man at the residence, Daniel Gregory Bonilla, 33, was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating probation. He was booked and released on $4,500 bail.

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

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