NEWCASTLE (CBS13) — Deputies say a Sacramento man was found with about 13 grams of cocaine during an arrest near Newcastle last week.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, early last Tuesday morning, deputies pulled over a car along eastbound Interstate 80 at Newcastle Road.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
Exactly what prompted the initial traffic stop is unclear, but deputies say the driver game them a false name at first. Deputies were eventually able to identify him as 23-year-old Sacramento resident Russell Novak, though.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
A search of Novak’s car soon uncovered a brown zipper bag with about 13 grams of cocaine inside, deputies say. A digital scale and two smartphones were also found.
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Novak was arrested and is now facing charges of possession of drugs for sale and giving a false name to a peace officer.