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At approximately 7:00 AM Grass Valley Police Officers responded to the Holiday Lodge in the 1200 block of East Main Street to investigate the report of people being in a room that was supposed to be vacant. Upon arrival, officers checked the unrented room and located several individuals inside. They also located nearly 2 grams of Methamphetamine and associated drug paraphernalia. As they investigated the situation, they were led to other rooms at the motel where additional drugs, paraphernalia, and guns including a pistol grip shotgun, a rifle, and a 9mm handgun were located. At one point during their search, an individual tried to climb out a bathroom window in the back of a room, but Officers were able to apprehend him outside in short order. In one of the rooms, Officers located a trap door that led to a basement storage area where persons or contraband could be hidden. A canine unit was called to help with the search for further illegal substances.
Members of the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force assisted Grass Valley Officers and at the conclusion of the investigation, a total of 15 people were arrested including the motel manager, Dawn Olson, who was charged with criminal conspiracy and maintaining a place for the purpose of unlawfully selling, giving away, or using controlled substances.
The following individuals were arrested:
Additionally, because of the poor condition of the facility and the rooms, Grass Valley code enforcement and Fire Department Officers were called to the motel. They noted numerous safety violations throughout the grounds which will need to be corrected immediately.