Agents find pot plants, ecstasy in nighttime raid |

Agents find pot plants, ecstasy in nighttime raid

A search for a common Nevada County drug turned up just that and then a rarer kind for these parts, according to county narcotics agents who searched a Nevada City-area home Thursday night.

They reported finding 106 marijuana plants ranging from just a few inches to 4 feet in height at a Kentucky Flat house, which is near Newtown Road. Inside the house they found four pills of ecstasy, Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Mason said.

“It’s around,” he said of the suspected ecstasy, which is also known as MDMA, or the rave drug. The pills are worth about $20 each

“We hear a lot about it, but we haven’t encountered it very many times,” Mason said. “But we do know it’s in the area.”

While the marijuana investigation is pending, 18-year-old Tyler Petros, who lives at the house, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for the alleged ecstasy. He was booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, but later freed on $10,000 bail, according to a jailer.

Petros’ brother, 25-year-old Nye Petros, remains held without bail on suspicion of violating probation.

The two were at the scene when agents executed a search warrant seeking marijuana.

The pot investigation is focusing on how many people had medical marijuana recommendations associated with the alleged garden, Mason said, adding the District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.

Mason declined to say how many plants agents seized, but he said some were left at the house in accordance with the DA’s guidelines of 2 pounds and 10 plants of marijuana per patient.

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