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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust in Trinity County

The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men after deputies conducted a traffic stop in the city of Weaverville early Wednesday morning.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 4:25 PM

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men after deputies conducted a traffic stop in the city of Weaverville early Wednesday morning.


According to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, authorities pulled over a vehicle at the intersection of Main and Bremer Streets.


Authorities found two men inside the car Jim Vanlue, 49, and Joseph Nixon, 49 and halted them until the Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement could arrive with their K9 team to assist with the vehicle search, officials said. 


Inside, deputies found 20 grams of heroin, 0.8 grams of methamphetamine, a shotgun, scale and drug paraphernalia, officials said.
Nixon and Vanlue will be charged with various charges.

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