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Sheriff Finds Drugs At Mokelumne Hill Cemetery

Mokelumne Hill, CA — Renewed attention to criminal activity in Mokelumne Hill has resulted in the seizure of drugs in one local cemetery.

The Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department recently stepped up patrols in the area after the community requested help to fight increasing drug crimes.

On Thursday night deputies conducted a search of a suspicious vehicle in the Catholic Cemetery and found marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and hypodermic needles.

A person standing outside the vehicle fled the area while authorities contacted a 23-year old female from Mokelumne Hill who was inside the vehicle. Their names are not being released because the case is still under investigation.

Also found were an empty handgun holster and ammunition.

Written by Vanessa Turner.