Man Arrested in Placer County for Alleged Narcotics Transportation, Sales
Above: Items confiscated during incident | Placer County Sheriff’s Office
A man was arrested in Placer County after allegedly being caught with drugs and large amounts of cash during a traffic stop.
The Sheriff’s Office announced in a press release earlier this week that they had discovered the contraband during a traffic stop on November 12, near the intersection of West Sunset Boulevard and Cincinnati Avenue, in unincorporated Lincoln.
Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and reportedly found a backpack containing nearly $20,000 in cash.
Deputies also found 82 orange pills in a plastic bag, 53 “bars” in a box labelled “Farmapram,” empty plastic baggies, a digital scale, another plastic bag containing a powdery substance, and more.
Deputies also searched the driver — identified as 27-year-old Justin Nichols — and allegedly found a $100 bill, two plastic baggies of suspected cocaine, and half of a plastic straw.
Nichols was arrested on suspicion of the transportation and possession for sale of a controlled substance and possession/sale of sedatives, the Sheriff’s Office said.