Photo: Christopher Bodle and Emmalee Ghiorso
Originally published as a City of Ione Police Department Facebook post –
“On March 14, 2021 around 1:00 A.M. an Ione Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on an older model Nissan sedan for a registration violation on Preston Avenue in the City of Ione.
During the contact, the officer discovered that the license plates on the vehicle belonged to a different vehicle.
The license plates that were displayed on the Nissan were expired since August of 2020 and the vehicle itself was expired since 2015.
The vehicle was towed and a probation search was conducted. The driver was ultimately issued a citation for an outstanding warrant, possessing methamphetamine, and for displaying improper license plates.
The passenger was issued a citation for possessing drug paraphernalia.”