Drug bust made in Truckee park
A month-long investigation into narcotics sales ended this week with Truckee Police arresting a Reno man for allegedly peddling a variety of drugs in Truckee River Regional Park.
Christopher Dustin Folck, 19, was arrested July 23 on seven felony drug charges including possession with intent to sell and transportation of drugs, said Truckee Police Sgt. Tim Hargrove.
Throughout the month of July, Truckee police and Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a narcotics investigation in the Truckee area, specifically Truckee’s regional park, Hargrove said.
Ongoing surveillance allegedly showed Folck making narcotics transactions during heavy use periods at the park, said Truckee Police Lt. Randy Fenn.
A public setting like Regional Park, which is frequented by numerous age groups, presents an ideal location for drug dealers, Fenn said.
“Anytime you have a place where people can congregate there’s that opportunity,” Fenn said. “It’s inherently dangerous for anyone to be around drug sales, so to have that going on was obviously something we needed to take on right away, and we did.”
Police obtained a search warrant for Folck and on Wednesday, July 23, officers observed Folk enter his vehicle after allegedly making several drug transactions, Hargrove said.
Once Folck exited the public area, officers stopped his vehicle and the search warrant was executed, Hargrove said.
Ecstasy, marijuana, cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms were recovered from Folck’s vehicle, Fenn said.
A juvenile passenger from Truckee who was on probation was also arrested for possession of cocaine and ecstasy, Hargrove said.
The juvenile was taken to Nevada City juvenile hall, an adult passenger was released at the scene, and the other passengers ” ranging in age from 15 to 17 ” were discharged to their parents, Hargrove said.
Charges have been filed against Folck at the Nevada County District Attorney’s office for prosecution, Hargrove said.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
The total number of coronavirus cases in Nevada County reached 3,394 on Tuesday, a rise of 39 from the day before.