$192K in pot seized, couple arrested | TheUnion.com

$192K in pot seized, couple arrested

Two people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of cultivating marijuana and other charges, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force reported.

Jeffrey Lee Goodin, 39, and April Dawn Walker, 32, were arrested at a home in the 20000 block of Pleasant Valley Road near North San Juan after deputies found the pair in the home with 60 marijuana plants, guns and paraphernalia, some of which was reportedly found near the couple’s 10-month-old son.

Sgt. Bill Smethers said deputies were in the area when they saw the plants growing outside the home. They subsequently obtained a search warrant to enter the home.

Goodin was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana, growing and cultivating marijuana, being armed with a firearm and attempting to destroy evidence.

Walker was arrested on suspicion of planting and cultivating marijuana.

Walker bailed out of custody, and Goodin remains in custody at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

In addition to the plants, Smethers said deputies found a pound of processed marijuana in the home, as well as hashish oil and ground-up marijuana, or kef.

Deputies also reported finding two loaded handguns and a 12-gauge shotgun in the home.

Smethers said Goodin had three valid recommendations for medical marijuana but that the amount of marijuana growing in the home exceeded what Goodin was allowed by law.

Smethers said the street value of the marijuana found is about $192,000.

When members of the narcotics task force arrived, Smethers said Goodin attempted to swallow a ball of hashish before deputies forced him to spit it out.

The couple’s baby was turned over to Child Protective Services and placed in temporary foster care.

To contact Staff Writer David Mirhadi, e-mail dmirhadi@theunion.com or call 477-4239.

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