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– Leslie Robert Hill, 28; McKenzie Emily Stamp, 25; and Matthew Dean Arnold, 18, all of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent Feb. 26 to charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy, all felonies.

The charges stem from a Dec. 6, 2003, arrest, when the three were arrested, along with Mathew Austin Ettl, 21, of Grass Valley, in a drug bust on North School Street. Sheriff’s officers found hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana and liquid opium at the house.

While the house was being searched, a Nevada Union High School student showed up looking to buy drugs, Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Evans said.



All four of the suspects are scheduled to appear in court next on April 20.




– Michael Schreiber, 44, of Nevada City, pleaded innocent to charges of possession of marijuana for sale and cultivating marijuana. Schreiber was arrested Oct. 8, 2003, for growing 30 marijuana plants and keeping vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana at his home.

He said he needed the medical marijuana because he was stocking up for the winter and because he was prescribed more than what was allowed by local authorities. His next hearing is March 11.

– Glenn Smith, 33, of Grass Valley, pleaded no contest Feb. 26 to possession of a controlled substance for sale. As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, other drug charges will be dropped.

The charges stem from a Jan. 21 raid by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force on Smith’s residence at the Shady Rest Motel, within 1,000 feet of Lyman Gilmore Middle School. Officers reportedly found methamphetamine packaged for sale in a car belonging to Smith and Katelin Sulley, 20, who was also arrested.

A search of their hotel room revealed more drugs, scales and drug paraphernalia.

Sulley also pleaded no contest Feb. 26 to possession of a controlled substance, with four other charges dropped as part of a plea deal.

A pre-sentencing hearing has been scheduled for both April 5.

– Dale Buchanan changed his plea from innocent to no contest March 1 to one charge of bringing a firearm onto a school campus. The charge stems from a Nov. 18, 2003, arrest when he said he was fleeing demons after he walked armed into a church school in Nevada City. His next court appearance is March 26.

– Brandee Serr, 26, of Grass Valley, pleaded no contest to a charge of theft Feb. 27. It was part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

The charge stems from June 2003, when she allegedly entered the home of her mother and stole more than $400 of belongings and property. Another burglary charge will be dropped at her sentencing April 5.

– Roman Gokhman


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