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4 nabbed in meth bust at shack

Four people are in jail after narcotics officers serving a search warrant at a shack south of Grass Valley walked in on two of them preparing to inject methamphetamine into their veins, sheriff’s Lt. Frank Kohler said.

Robert Fisher, 40, of Grass Valley and Barbara Burton, 43, of Auburn, allegedly threw syringes containing methamphetamine into a wood stove as officers with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit entered the small shack where Fisher lived on the 13000 block of Highway 49 Thursday night, Kohler said.

During a search of Fisher’s shed-like home, officers allegedly found 3.5 grams, or an “eight-ball,” of meth hidden in a secret compartment in the wall, Kohler said.



They also allegedly found a quarter-pound of processed marijuana, packaged in several small plastic bags, he said.

“There was also a small quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms,” Kohler said.




While deputies searched the shack, a man and woman who live in the main

residence next door arrived home. The man, Michael Richards, 55, was arrested on an outstanding, no-bail warrant from Placer County, issued for violating probation.

The woman, Debra Clayton, 52, had .08 grams of methamphetamine, Kohler said.

Fisher was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, a controlled substance for sale, more than an ounce of marijuana, a meth pipe and a syringe, destruction of evidence and being under the influence of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $36,000.

Burton was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, a syringe and a meth pipe, and of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Her bail was set at $11,000.

Clayton was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and a meth pipe. Her bail is set at $11,000.

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To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail rmoormeister@theunion.com or call 477-4236.


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