2 Wyoming Residents arrested for Meth and Weapons in Amador
Photo: Evidence collected during arrest| Amador County Sheriff’s Office
The Amador County Sheriff’s Office arrested two individuals from Rock Springs, Wyoming, on March 18, 2023, following a traffic stop that led to the discovery of a loaded firearm and a significant amount of methamphetamine.
At approximately 7:29 pm, a deputy patrolling Highway 88 near Homestead Road in Pioneer pulled over a Dodge Durango for a vehicle code violation. Upon contacting the driver and passenger, the driver revealed the presence of a firearm near the front passenger seat.
The deputy then conducted a search of the vehicle with assistance from K9 Zidan, and found a loaded handgun and nearly an ounce of methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia and drug packaging materials.
The driver, identified as 41-year-old Nickolaus Holgate, and the passenger, identified as 34-year-old Amber Baker, were arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, unlawful possession of a firearm, and other firearm and drug-related charges.
The incident highlights the dangers of drug trafficking and the importance of law enforcement in removing drugs and firearms from the streets. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting its residents and ensuring that those who break the law are held accountable for their actions.
The Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information about drug trafficking or other criminal activity to come forward and report it to law enforcement. The community’s cooperation is essential in the fight against drugs and other crimes that threaten public safety.