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Ione Man Arrested After Guns, Drugs Found By Sheriff’s Deputies

A 36 year old Ione man is being held in the Amador County Detention Facility without bail for violating his
probation after sheriff´s deputies found guns, drugs and explosives in his home.

James Byron Malone was arrested last week on an arrest warrant from
San Joaquin County for violating his probation.

Deputies say they stopped Malone while driving and found a gram of methaphetamine, a 12 gauge
semiautomatic shotgun, marijuana, and several explosive devices including pipe bombs.