Meth squalor – Elderly man rescued from alleged drug den
An allegation that an elderly man was not being cared for properly has led to the arrest of four other people on methamphetamine-related charges.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Tom Carrington said officers and an Adult Protective Services employee responded to a home on the 13700 block of Ballantree Lane in the south end of the county about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
They allegedly found the home “in deplorable condition,” with illegal drugs being used and dog feces littering on the floor. The elderly man was in a wheelchair, Carrington said.
“It wasn’t as bad as some we see, that’s the heck of it,” Carrington said. Callers to the sheriff’s department indicated drug sales might be going on as well as the alleged neglect of the senior citizen.
The elderly man was related to at least one of the people at the house, according to the sheriff’s office, but the exact relationship was not released Friday.
Arrested and booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility were:
• Thomas L. Voight, 41, Grass Valley, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana for sale, illegal possession of a hypodermic needle and being under the influence of drugs. He remained in jail late Friday with bail set at $22,000.
• Carrie A. Wyper, 33, of Grass Valley, on suspicion of possession of drugs, illegal possession of a hypodermic needle and being under the influence of drugs. She was released after making a $2,750 bail.
• Wanda L. Bell, 49, Grass Valley, on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a hypodermic needle. She was released after making $2,000 bail.
• Tina L. Connelly, 35, of Central Point, Ore., on suspicion of furnishing drug paraphernalia. She was released after making $1,000 bail.
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