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May 07

Drug Bust in Rural El Dorado County Finds Needles, Charred Spoons

A man and a woman were arrested on drug-related charges after deputies searched a trailer near Georgetown.

Deputies came to the trailer Sunday in the 5000 block of Reservoir Road in a rural area outside Georgetown to serve a felony arrest warrant on 28-year-old Lainey Porter.

When they arrived, they found three men inside and Porter running from the rear of the trailer, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office blog. She came to a halt when a deputy ordered her to stop.

Inside the residence, deputies found hypodermic needles and charred spoons – items deputies said are used in heroin use. At least one of the syringes was partially filled with a brown substance.

Deputies also found what they believed was concentrated cannabis, a processed form of marijuana.

Patrick Schneider, 47, of Georgetown was cited and released at the scene on suspicion of possession of narcotic paraphernalia. Christopher Brady, 30, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs and narcotic paraphernalia.

Porter was arrested on her warrant, suspicion of possession of heroin and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Burning trash on the property was sending up thick, black smoke. Deputies reported the smoke had a “toxic smell.”

Air pollution officials were notified. County code enforcement officers were also notified about trash piles, other debris and dilapidated structures on the property.