Grass Valley man sought in pot rip-off |

Grass Valley man sought in pot rip-off

Cody Marra is seen in this 2008 mug shot
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A Grass Valley man is being sought by law enforcement after he reportedly threatened to shoot a woman in a home invasion robbery involving marijuana and money.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issued a be-on-the-lookout advisory Monday for Cody Anthony Marra in connection with a pot rip-off on the San Juan Ridge earlier that morning.

The female victim, who was not identified, called 911 at about 9:30 a.m. to report the robbery, which involved two men.

She told deputies that she had come home to find a small white pickup with a camper shell, possibly a Toyota, parked in her driveway in the 31000 block of Highway 49.

A white man wearing a green hoodie was in the driver’s seat but ducked down when he saw her, said Lt. Steve Tripp.

The woman then realized that the door had been kicked in and saw Marra, also dressed in a green hoodie, coming out of her residence, Tripp said.

Marra reportedly was carrying two 50-gallon trash bags that apparently contained about 20 pounds of marijuana and $1,400 in cash, which he placed in the truck.

The woman confronted him, asking him what he was doing, Tripp said.

“He threatened to shoot her,” Tripp said. “She did not see a gun, however.”

Marra reportedly then got into the truck, which left at a high rate of speed.

The victim had had prior contact with Marra and was able to identify him, Tripp said.

“We’re trying to identify the driver at this point,” he said.

Marra, 25, is described as 5-foot-8, weighing between 200 and 250 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.

In 2009, Marra was sentenced to six years, eight months for auto theft, possession of stolen property and smuggling drugs into jail.

When originally sentenced, Marra had been sent to two separate drug rehabilitation programs, reportedly walking away from one and being kicked out from another.

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

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