Motel surveillance ends in three arrests |

Motel surveillance ends in three arrests

Narcotics officers who had been tipped off about alleged drug activity at a Grass Valley motel arrested three people on a variety of drug charges, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said Wednesday.

Members of the narcotics task force set up a surveillance at the Stagecoach Motel in the 400 block of South Auburn Street Tuesday and spotted Holly Elizabeth Feight, who had been released on her own recognizance in an earlier drug charge on search and seizure conditions, Royal said.

Officers searched Feight’s room and allegedly found several prescription pills for which Feight did not have prescriptions, including methadone. They also allegedly found syringes and evidence of drug sales.

Travis Wade Garmany, 25, was in the room and allegedly was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officers also found two young children in the room, who were taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

While officers were still at the motel, a vehicle pulled up with four people inside, Royal said. One of the occupants, Christopher Alan Crawford, allegedly consented to a search, and prescription pills allegedly were found.

Crawford, 27, of Grass Valley, was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled substances without a prescription and was released on $500 bail.

Garmany was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, booked and released on $1,000 bail.

Feight, 30, of Grass Valley, was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, possession for sale, keeping a place to sell drugs, being under the influence of a controlled substance and child endangerment. She remains in custody in lieu of $39,000 bail.

Feight and Garmany had been arrested in June after a probation search of a vehicle that Garmany was driving. Deputies also earlier had searched Feight’s apartment and allegedly found drug paraphernalia, including syringes, in the residence in a place accessible to her small children.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail or call (530) 477-4229.

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