Truckee woman, 30, arrested with drugs, stolen IDs, counterfeit cash |

Truckee woman, 30, arrested with drugs, stolen IDs, counterfeit cash

Brittany Marie Nash
Courtesy Nevada County Jail |

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — A Truckee woman initially facing a warrant out of Reno now has additional charges after officers found her with suspected drugs, several IDs and a counterfeit $100 bill, police said.

Brittany Marie Nash, 30, is charged with unauthorized use of personal identifying information to obtain information in another’s name, making a fictitious check, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and the outstanding Reno warrant, records state.

Nash remained in the Nevada County Jail Wednesday without bond, jail records show.

Grass Valley Police officers spotted Nash Monday evening near West Main and North Church streets, Lt. Joe Matteoni said.

“They recognized her from prior contacts and knew she had a warrant,” he added.

The officers arrested Nash for that outstanding warrant and searched her, finding suspected methamphetamine and prescription medication. They also found a counterfeit $100 bill, multiple IDs and several checks that weren’t hers, Matteoni said.

“Social security cards, drivers’ licenses, state benefit cards,” he said of some items found on Nash.

Nash has a criminal history with recent ties to the Truckee area. In October 2016, she was one of five people arrested on suspicion of multiple charges related to vehicle burglaries and auto thefts.

Upon her October arrest in Truckee, she was booked on suspicion of grand theft, criminal conspiracy and carrying a concealed knife.

She was also arrested in March 2016 on drug and false impersonation charges in Grass Valley.

Alan Riquelmy is a staff writer with The Union, a sister newspaper of the Sierra Sun’s based in Grass Valley and Nevada City. Sun editor Kevin MacMillan contributed to this report.

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