Assault weapons, drugs lead to arrest

Posted: 6th April 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Grass Valley man was arrested after a Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy pulled him over and found methamphetamine and a loaded handgun in the car.

Gregory Donald DeWolf, 31, was driving on Highway 49 at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when he was pulled over for having expired registration tags on his vehicle, according to a press release by Undersheriff Rich Kimball.

A search of DeWolf’s vehicle allegedly revealed a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the center console, along with two small plastic baggies containing approximately a quarter-ounce of crystal methamphetamine.

DeWolf was taken into custody and booked at the Nevada County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and possession of a controlled substance while armed.

Detectives from the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force were called to help search DeWolf’s residence in the 13000 block of Rocky Lane, in Grass Valley, Kimball said.

Officers allegedly found a large indoor marijuana grow, and a total of eight weapons — five rifles and three handguns, three of which are considered assault weapons.

“One of the rifles that was confiscated was fully automatic, with large-capacity clips,” said Sheriff Keith Royal.

Officers also allegedly found drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, a digital scale, pay-owe sheets, methamphetamine, several vials of steroids, and processed marijuana.

“They found 136 plants that were just beginning to bud,” Royal said.

Detectives will seek additional charges on DeWolf for possession of an illegal assault weapon, possession of a controlled substance (steroids), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana for sale. He currently is being held in lieu of $35,000 bail.

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