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Columbia Man Arrested After Literally Found Sitting On Drug Stash

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Tuolumne County, CA – A Columbia man was met with lights and sirens after he drove across the Tuolumne County line on Highway 108 near Keystone..

Members of the sheriff’s Tuolumne Narcotics Team recently pulled over the alleged local drug dealer, 65-year-old Bruce Price, in a Toyota pickup near J-59/La Grange Road with a search warrant in hand.

While tossing the truck, Price directed deputies to check under his seat cover where nearly 28 grams of methamphetamine was hidden. Price admitted he was intending to sell the drug in the county. He was arrested and booked into the county jail for possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sale.

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