Meth arrest lands North San Juan man in jail |

Meth arrest lands North San Juan man in jail

North San Juan resident Michael D. Walker, 39, was arrested Sunday morning after he alerted deputies he had ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine at his home on the 26000 block of Sweetland Road.

Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said a deputy driving on Pleasant Valley Road late Saturday night recognized Walker as he pulled up next to him in his older Ford diesel pickup.

“(Walker) has a long history of contact with the Sheriff’s Office,” Royal said.

Walker told the deputy that he had unprocessed “meth oil” that would yield 25 pounds of methamphetamine and that he wanted to give it to the deputy to get it off the streets.

The deputy drove to Walker’s house, where Walker presented a large sock with a quart-sized glass canning jar in it.

The jar contained the oil, reportedly used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Royal said deputies from the Narcotics Task Force found a cardboard box inside Walker’s house containing several more jars with the same oil.

Walker was arrested and booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine.

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