PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Deputies say they have arrested a Reno man suspected of drug sales after dozens of grams and meth and pills were found in a car.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on July 10, a deputy driving down Penryn Road near Boulder Creek Road happened upon a car parked on the shoulder. The driver told the deputy they were having some car trouble.READ MORE: Remains Of WWII Sailor From Stockton Killed At Pearl Harbor Officially Accounted For, Navy Says
However, the deputy could see methamphetamine in plain sight in the car.
This prompted a search of the car that eventually uncovered 77 grams of meth, a gram of heroin, and 161 oxycodone pills. A digital scale and empty baggies were also found, deputies say.READ MORE: VIDEO: Firefighters Narrowly Escape Out Of Tamarack Fire Flames
The drugs allegedly belonged to 62-year-old Kenneth Phrampus, who had reportedly started walking away when he saw the deputy pulling up.
After a quick search, Phrampus was found hiding behind a wall at the nearby Penny Plaza business park.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested After Woman, 42, Killed In Shooting At Arden Arcade Apartment Complex
Phrampus is now in custody and is facing charges of possession and transportation of meth as well as narcotics for sale.