Nevada County man found sleeping in running vehicle arrested on suspicion of fentanyl possession
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A Nevada County man was recently arrested on suspicion of fentanyl possession after deputies reportedly found him passed out in his vehicle.
During the first weekend in July, deputies responded to the area of McCourtney and Wolf Mountain Roads to investigate reports of a man seemingly passed out in his vehicle. Deputies came across a man identified as 30-year-old Scott Britton, who was asleep in the driver’s seat with the car still running and a dose of Narcan near him, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies confirmed during the call that Britton was currently on active probation for the sale of narcotics, thus subject to a probation search. Upon conducting the search, deputies reportedly located over 200 grams of suspected fentanyl hidden in various spots throughout the car, as well as a digital scale and other evidence of sales.
Britton was arrested and later booked at the Wayne Browne Correctional Facility on a variety of charges including violation of probation and transporting a controlled substance. He was also charged with bringing contraband into jail after more fentanyl was found hidden on his person, the Sheriff’s Office said.