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Three arrested after Nevada County search turns up marijuana, butane honey oil operations

Three people were arrested Tuesday, accused of various drug-related offenses, after Nevada County law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a Penn Valley residence.

Since January, the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force had been investigating a residence in the 18000 block of Siesta Drive in Penn Valley, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. They identified three people living at the home as Susan Gee, 65, Mark Spooner, 44, and Daniel Potter, 63.

Based on information obtained during the investigation, the task force obtained a search warrant, which was served Tuesday with the assistance of Nevada City and Grass Valley police and sheriff’s patrol deputies.

During the search, officers found approximately 200 marijuana plants under cultivation inside a grow room in the garage, sheriff’s officials said. They also found inside the garage a butane honey oil lab and approximately 2 ounces of finished butane honey oil.

Following the search, Gee was arrested for a local warrant for a prior drug charge. Spooner was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and heroin, marijuana cultivation and manufacturing a controlled substance. Potter was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it.

– Cathy Locke