SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Lake Tahoe Metropolis Councilmember Cody Bass was arrested final month on drug expenses after being stopped for driving beneath the affect.
At about 2:25 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, fireplace personnel working close to Twin Bridges reported an “extraordinarily intoxicated driver,” based on the California Freeway Patrol report.
A CHP officer stopped the car on the Meyers Agricultural Station at roughly 2:39 a.m., which was a Tesla with California plates.
“The officer noticed the motive force confirmed apparent indicators of intoxication and requested he exit his car,” the report continued.
There was “white powder resembling cocaine,” and “crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine,” within the car, the CHP report stated.
Following completion of the CHP DUI investigation, Bass was arrested for a number of misdemeanors together with driving beneath the affect, possession of an open container of alcohol or marijuana and possession of methamphetamine in addition to sure different narcotics which usually carries a most sentence of 1 yr in jail and a most superb of $1,000. He was booked within the El Dorado County Jail and his automobile was towed.
Bass, who’s out on bail, couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The town of South Lake Tahoe declined to remark.
The arrest got here lower than per week earlier than Bass’ multi-year legal battle over taxes for his hashish enterprise, Tahoe Wellness Middle, got here to a detailed. There was a settlement trial on Friday Oct. 1.
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