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February 24, 2011
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California man faces drug charges after traffic stop

A 45-year-old California man is to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Friday after he was jailed on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop on Highway 395 near Ray May Way.

Michael David McComb of Redondo Beach, Calif., was being held on $39,499 bail, facing charges of possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs without prescription, possession of counterfeit money, false identification cards and following too closely.

He was in possession of $880 of counterfeit money and several false IDs.

McComb was stopped at 11 a.m. Wednesday by a Douglas County sheriff's deputy on the southbound shoulder of Highway 395 north of Ray May Way.

When deputies pulled stopped McComb, they could smell marijuana within the vehicle. He reportedly admitted smoking marijuana, and gave deputies permission to search the vehicle.

They recovered 25.3 grams of harvested marijuana; one gram of methamphetamine, prescription medications, 11 hypodermic needles, marijuana rolling papers, $880 counterfeit U.S. currency and a false identification card.

While searching McComb's vehicle, deputies found a device believed to be explosives, but it checked clean, said Sgt. Jim Halsey.

Passenger Kristiana Rubino, 25, was not charged, and released from the scene.

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 24, 2011 07:24PM Published Feb 24, 2011 07:22PM Copyright 2011 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.