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3 arrested in meth busts in Penn Valley, Rough and Ready

Narcotics task force members served search warrants on homes in Rough and Ready and Penn Valley Thursday, arresting three people on drug and weapons charges.

Officers were serving a warrant at the residence of Craig Taylor Frady in the 10000 block of Rough and Ready Road when they saw him leave to take his 6-year-old daughter to school, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal. Frady was arrested after a traffic stop and his daughter was placed in custody of Child Protective Services.

At the residence, deputies allegedly found 12 weapons, including shotguns, handguns and an AR-15 that had appeared to have been modified to be fully automatic. They also found two 30-round magazines, four cans full of ammunition, 4 grams of methamphetamine, scales and drug paraphernalia, Royal said.



Frady, 32, was booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing an assault weapon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, committing a felony while on bail or own recognizance, and driving on a suspended license.

While officers were at the residence, a man identified as Eric Leonard Soderberg, 42, of Grass Valley, drove up, Royal said. He was arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and possessing drug paraphernalia. He was booked and released on $2,012 bail.




The second search warrant was served at the residence of Marie Nanette Seeley, 48, in the 18000 block of Easy Street in Penn Valley.

Task force members allegedly found numerous methamphetamine pipes, packaging material and scales, two rifles and 1 ounce of meth, as well as $4,300 cash.

Seeley was arrested on suspicion of committing a felony while on bail or own recognizance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possessing drug paraphernalia and keeping a place for the sale of controlled substances.

She was released in lieu of $72,000 bail.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail lkellar@theunion.com or call 477-4229.


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