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November 9, 2012
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Truckee Police seize 30 pounds of pot from Sierra Meadows

TRUCKEE, Calif. - Police officers on Friday arrested one person and are questioning others after seizing about 30 pounds of processed marijuana from a home in the Sierra Meadows neighborhood, officials said.

According to an online release from the Truckee Police Department via Nixle, officers contacted the "suspicious" individual at his residence and found an "active marijuana grow." Officers recovered roughly 30 pounds of processed marijuana that was packaged for sale in half-pound to pound quantities, according to the release.

According a media booking report through the Nevada County Sheriff's Office, Richard Alden Hanson, 35, was arrested Friday from his home at 10381 Martis Valley Road, in Sierra Meadows. He was booked into Nevada County Jail at 1:32 p.m. on a pair of marijuana-related charges. His bail is set at $35,000.

Other potential suspects are being questioned, according to Truckee Police, who estimate the marijuana to have a minimum street value of $75,000.

"As always, the Truckee Police Department is committed to protecting our community, and particularly our kids, from drugs," the department said in the release. "Surveys continue to reveal that Marijuana is a common drug of choice for our youth. It is seizures like this that continue to combat the availability and dangerous use of illegal drugs."

The Sierra Meadows neighborhood is located off Old Brockway Road about a mile south of downtown Truckee.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 9, 2012 07:20PM Published Nov 9, 2012 07:09PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.