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Two are arrested on drug charges

Two Grass Valley men were arrested and booked into the Nevada County Jail on suspicion of possessing drugs and resisting arrest Tuesday after an incident in the Pine Creek Center in Grass Valley.

Officers arrested Martin Marr, 54, and Zachary Parrott, 24, on suspicion of resisting arrest, resisting and obstructing an officer and possessing a controlled substance, hypodermic syringes and drug paraphernalia. Parrott also was arrested on suspicion of violating his probation.

The incident started shortly after 1 p.m. when a person spotted a man he thought was injecting himself with an illegal drug in a parked car, said Sgt. Bill Smethers of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department.



The person flagged down a deputy on a lunch break who went over to the parked car, observed a front passenger allegedly injecting himself with a hypodermic syringe and subsequently noticed something resembling heroin in the vehicle as well, Smethers said.

The deputy attempted to arrest the driver, Marr, when the passenger, Parrott, tried to jump into the driver’s position and drive away, Smethers said. The deputy stopped Parrott, but the Marr allegedly fled.




About an hour later, after deputies and Grass Valley police searched the area, law enforcement officers spotted Marr walking in the parking lot and arrested him, Smethers said.

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To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@theunion .com or call 477-4234.


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