Suspected drug dealers busted at Memorial Park |

Suspected drug dealers busted at Memorial Park

Three people remain in county jail on a variety of charges after a caller reported possible drug-sale activity at Memorial Park in Grass Valley.

The caller reported a van that had been parked in the same location for about an hour early Monday evening, with several other vehicles driving up and then leaving, according to dispatch reports.

Grass Valley Police officers responded at about 5:30 p.m. and identified at least one individual with an outstanding warrant, said Capt. Rex Marks.

While searching the van, officers allegedly found brown tar heroin, suspected marijuana and suspected cocaine, as well as unidentified pills, syringes and other drug paraphernalia, Marks said.

Richard Douglas Stiehl, 38, of Auburn, was arrested on suspicion of violating parole.

Holly Elizabeth Feight, 30, of Grass Valley, was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled substances.

Patrick James Patterson, 35, was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, and possession for sale.

Both Feight and Patterson had been arrested by narcotics officers in Grass Valley recently.

Feight was arrested Sept. 7 after narcotics officers were tipped off about alleged drug activity at a Grass Valley motel. 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. Officers also found two young children in the room, who were taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

Feight and Patterson also had been arrested in June after deputies 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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