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Treatment advocate arrested – Grass Valley Blues owner faces porn, drug charges

A Grass Valley drug-treatment advocate and business owner has been arrested on suspicion of selling prescription drugs and possessing child pornography.

Police arrested 53-year-old Randy Jay Hansen on Thursday after searching his home on the 13000 block of Greenhorn Road and his Main Street thrift shop, Grass Valley Blues.

According to Grass Valley police, officers from the police department and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office searched the home and business after a several-months-long investigation of possible drug offenses.



“Officers found drugs, cash and child pornography,” Sgt. Michael Hooker said.

Hansen could not be reached for comment Sunday. His store was closed Sunday, but a man who answered the phone said Hansen was unavailable.




Investigators found and seized Valium, morphine, OxyContin, Ambien and Abilify, an anti-psychotic.

Hooker said it is believed that all of the prescriptions belonged to Hansen’s wife.

“One of the parties was getting a prescription and selling the drugs,” Hooker said. “We know for a fact they sold them.”

At the home, investigators seized computer equipment and found a video of “an adult having sex with a 6- to 10-year-old girl,” Hooker said.

Hansen is active in several nonprofit groups that advocate services for the mentally ill and former drug abusers. He is a member of the Nevada County Substance Abuse Advisory Board, the Nevada County Mental Health Board and is president of Minds in Recovery. He hosts two music-related shows on the public-access station, NCTV. He is also involved with Project Jumpstart and the Harmony Hill Homes Foundation.

Last fall, he filed paperwork to run for a Nevada County Board of Supervisors seat but pulled out after deciding that the issues he believed in were shared with Bruce Conklin. At the time, Hansen said he supported slow growth in the county, programs for youth, the mentally ill, former drug addicts, and the environment – specifically opposing any damming of the Yuba River.

Hooker said that $1,200 was found in Hansen’s wallet, which police believe are profits from drug sales. Hansen’s wife has not been arrested, he said.

Hansen was booked at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of having material that depicts child pornography and possessing a narcotic controlled substance for sale. His bail was set for $45,000.


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