The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office issued this press release on their Facebook page about a recent arrest with covid-19 implications –
“On 7/15/2020 a Deputy from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic enforcement stop in Greenville Ca. for erratic driving.
During the subsequent investigation, the male driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin for sale. The female passenger was determined to be on California Department of Corrections Parole for Robbery and was arrested for violation of Parole.
During the course of being transported to the Plumas County Jail, one of the subjects indicated that they had possibly been exposed to Covid-19 at the Butte County Jail in the week prior. As a result of that conversation, both subjects were tested for Covid-19 and subsequently quarantined at the Plumas County Jail pending test results.
On 7/16/2020, those test results showed one positive result. During a subsequent collaboration between Sheriff Todd Johns, Health Officer Mark Satterfield, Dr. Joseph Schad, District Attorney David Hollister and Public Health Director Andrew Woodruff, it was decided that both subjects would be released from jail with a citation to appear, at a later date, and have returned to Butte County.
Prior to their release, appropriate quarantine orders were issued, as were communications with their county of residence. All efforts were, and continue to be, undertaken to limit exposure and safeguard our community.”