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Ten grams cocaine, $45K cash found in Kings Beach

Joanna Hartman
Sierra Sun

Placer County sheriff’s and probation officials busted a Kings Beach man last week on a routine probation search and discovered a significant amount of cocaine and cash in a Truckee storage unit.

Manuel Rodriguez Aguilera was arrested Aug. 27 after sheriff’s deputies discovered ammunition at his Rainbow Avenue residence and a receipt for a storage facility.

Officers discovered nearly 11 grams of suspected cocaine, drug packaging materials and more than $45,000 cash.

“They used one of our drug canines in the search of the storage facility,” said Placer Sheriff’s Lt. Julie Jeffs.

Aguilera was arrested for violating probation and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession intended for sales, said Jeffs.

He is in jail in Auburn, she said.

Pursuant to California law, forfeited assets like the $45,000 discovered last week can be returned to the law enforcement agencies involved in the case.

“It gets spread among the law enforcement that arrested, investigated and prosecuted the person,” said Placer Deputy District Attorney Chris Cattran.

The money goes back into the agencies’ general funds to be used at the discretion of the particular agency for anything from new vehicles to new drug enforcement equipment, officials said.