On Friday the 27th day of April 2018 K-9 Deputy Jeremy Hendrix was sitting stationary beside Hwy 53 near Nevada County Road 274. Deputy Hendrix observed a green Ford Explorer drive by and identified the operator as Audra Paslay. Hendrix had prior knowledge that Paslay did not have a valid drivers license. Deputy Hendrix left his stationary position to make a traffic stop but observed that the said vehicle had pulled into a residence.
Deputy Hendrix turned around and traveled back to where he had last seen the vehicle in the drive of a residence. Deputy Hendrix observed that the vehicle was no longer there. Deputy Hendrix attempted to catch back up with the vehicle and then observed the vehicle turn and drive across a field to a wooded area.
Deputy Hendrix made contact with the vehicle near the wooded area observing Paslay still behind the wheel and a white male exit the vehicle.
Contact was made with the operator Audra Paslay. Deputy Hendrix advised Paslay that he had knowledge that she did not have a drivers license and that he observed her operating the vehicle.
Deputy Bo Morris arrived on scene to assist Deputy Hendrix.
Due to Paslay's demeanor Hendrix asked for consent to search her vehicle. Paslay consented to the search. Deputy Hendrix conducted a search of the vehicle locating a metal spoon that had burnt markings with a crystal type substance also. Deputy Hendrix field tested the crystal type substance on the spoon with it showing positive for methamphetamnine.
Audra Paslay was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and for operating a vehicle without a license and was transported to the Nevada County Detention facility.
The vehicle was turned over to the white male passenger whom had a valid drivers license.
After arriving at the detention facility, Audra Paslay's person was searched by an on duty female jailer. Paslay was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and a usable amount of a crystal type substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Audra Paslay was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, Furnishing prohibited articles to a jail facility and for no drivers license.