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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9A Traffic stop leads to arrest for meth Pvlultiple search warrants produce drug charges Dan McDonald Staff Writer dmcdonald@plu revealed a sellable quantity of marijuana, methampheta- mine, scales, drug parapher- nalia and packaging. Ridge had his 13-year-old daughter in the vehicle. The girl was turned over to Child Protective Services. After Ridge was arrested, r the Plumas County Investi- gations Unit obtained a search warrant for Ridge's Oroville residence at the Big Bend Mountain Mobile Home Park. Investigators from the Butte County Sheriffs Office served the warrant and found more drugs and paraphernalia in the resi- dence. The search uncovered a sellable quantity of metham- phetamine, marijuana and hash. Scales and a loaded firearm were also found, leading investigators to be- lieve that the drugs were be- ing sold from the residence. Two additional suspects were arrested after the search and charges are pending in Butte County, according to the Plumas County Sheriffs Office. Three people were arrest- ed after four search war- rants were served simultane- ously Wednesday morning, June 13, in Blairsden and the Portola area. Led by Plumas County sheriff's investigators, two Blairsden men and a Portola woman were ar'ested and booked on drug charges. In Blairsden, Brian Lungstrom and Jason Kin- cade were charged with pos- session of methampheta- mine. Kincade was also charged with having a sellable amount of meth as well as being in possession of stolen property. Lungstrom's other charges included being a felon in possession of hand- guns and having a gun with an altered serial number. In Portola, Kimberly Hori- gan was charged with An OroviUe man is in the Plumas County Jail after be- ing arrested on multiple drug charges following a Thursday, June 7, traffic stop. Robert Nemen Ridge Jr., 53, was charged with posses- sion of methamphetamine for sale, possession of mari- juana for Sale, transporta- tion of methamphetamine, possession of drug parapher- nalia, child endangerment and driving under the influ- ence of a contr'olled sub- stance. Ridge was stopped by the California Highway Patrol on Highway 70 near Rock Creek in the Feather River Canyon. After the 4 p.m. stop, Ridge was arrested for driving un- der the influence of a con- trolled substance. A search of the vehicle ASSAULT, from page 1A another young girl were tak- en into Child Protective Ser- vice custody Monday evening. Neal was arrested about 20 minutes later at 258 Laurel Lane #1, in Chester. He was transported to the Plumas County Jail where he was booked. "We still have a very active investigation occurring," Plumas County District Attor- ney David Hollister said Fri- day afternoon. Neal was expected to enter a plea during his appearance in Plumas County Superior Court today, June 20. According to the 911 log, the caller reported that a 13-year- old girl had been "hurt" by Neal the previous night. After an investigation by deputies and sheriffs detec- tives, the reported victim and INTERNET, from page 1A and serve that territory. "You talk to the consumers ... and they are pissed. Be- cause they are not getting the kind of connectivity that they feel they should, or that they . can, or that they are willing to pay for," Emerson said. "As far as I'm concerned, AT&T has abandoned its rural com- munities." Plumas-Sierra Telecom -- which is a wholly owned sub- sidiary of Plumas-Sierra areas, while it also tries to keep other telecoms from en- tering the market. "In these northern coun- ties alone, AT&T is basically taking what I call squatters' rights," Emerson said. "As far as they (AT&T) are con- cerned, they serve an area. Therefore they are not going to let anyone else come in Rural Electric --is trying to overcome the AT&T obsta- cle. "We've still got a little work to do, but we are doing it," Marshall said. "It's been fun to watch some of the in- cumbent .carriers starting to bring their 'A game' and im- proving their system the mo- ment we say we are coming. "We see ourselves as more of a steamroller ... and we -are rolling." CANCER WELCOME OR WELLNESS EXAM: • ! Graeagle Medical Clinic: Indian Valley Medical Clinic: I, oyalton Medical Clinic: Portola Medical Clinic: may have a small co-p 836.1122 284.6116 993.1231 832.6600 • I I iiiiiiii e :Plans • I possession of methampheta- mine, being under the influ- ence of a controlled sub- stance and possession of drug paraphernalia. According tO Plumas County Investigations Sgt. Steve Peay, 25 officers from three counties, as well as the California Highway Patrol, joined forces to serve the warrants. "This all happened pretty close to simultaneously," Peay said. "We wouldn't have been able to do it with- out the help of outside agen- cies." Investigators were assist- ed by the CHP, Lassen Coun- ty Sheriff's Office, Washoe County Sheriff' Office and the Susanville Police Department. Washoe County also pro- vided two K-9 dogs, accord- ing to Peay. The 8:30 a.m. searches took place at two Portola res- idences, one in Delleker and • one in Blairsden. The suspects were booked into the Plumas County Jail. MEACHER, from page 1A Dahle, a Lassen County su- pervisor, had 34.4 percent of the vote as of Monday. Boset- ti's 27,352 votes accounted for 27.5 percent. Meacher had 26,472 votes (26.6 percent). Green Party candidate David Edwards had 5,984 votes (6 percent) and Liber- tarian Charley Hooper had • 5,503 (5.5 percent). Meacher said he probably lost a lot of votes to Green and Libertarian candidates. "Add in the votes from those two and I would have been the top vote-getter," Meacher said the day after the primary. "I knew the di- lution factor was going to be there, I just didn't think it would play that much of a factor." As of Monday, there were still more'than 30,000 votes to be counted in the four re- maining District 1 counties. However, not all of the voters in Butte and Placer -- which accounted for most of the un- counted ballots -- are in Dis- trict 1. Ballots can be counted up to 28 days after the June 5 primary election. The results are expected to be certified by July 3. La Our Best Selection veJp TREES * SHRUBS * PERENNIALS Fruit Trees ",, Peach * Plum • Pear • Cherry : Or Apple • Apricot • Nectarine • Sunl ,. $001009S  5 gal pot | ,,j PERENNIALS at,. 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