Routine traffic stop leads to drug bust

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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What seemed like a routine traffic stop in Rocklin nearly two weeks ago turned out to be more serious.

Placer County deputies arrested Jamie Sheldonbrian, 20, of Auburn and Bryson Hart 18 of Meadow Vista for several felony charges.

Deputies found more than 40 clear plastic bags full of narcotics, a low-grade firearm and nearly $1,500 the night of Jan 18, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.  

Several moving violations were witnessed by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies, according to Sgt. Jason Doolittle, on Interstate 80.
“As one of our deputies was driving on westbound I-80, they noticed a speeding car making an illegal lane change,” Doolittle said.

“The deputy effectively pulled the car over at the Sierra College exit in Rocklin,” Doolittle said.

Doolittle said the passenger in the car, Sheldonbrian, was on probation for a previous car theft . According to Doolittle, the car driver was Hart.

“Shortly after the K-9 and his partner showed up, the the dog alerted that there was illegal contraband in the car,” Doolittle said. “At that point, the K-9 conducted an extensive search of the vehicle.”

According to Doolittle, a backpack on the back seat included metal knuckles, knives, MDMA pills (ecstasy) pills, heroin, mushrooms, cocaine, empty prescription bottles, scales, Xanax, paper tabs of LSD, a BB gun, folding knife, nearly $1,500 and unknown pills and liquids in bottles.

Doolittle said that more drugs were discovered in the trunk of the car.

According to the Placer County inmate database, Sheldonbrian and Hart are no longer in custody. According to Placer County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Andrew Scott, both Sheldonbrian and Hart were released by the court on Jan. 24 on their own recognizance to appear on Feb 20.