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Secret trap door hiding guns and drugs found in motel room

Secret Trap Door Hiding Guns, Drugs Found in Motel Room

Cars may pass by everyday, but what went down behind closed doors at the Holiday Lodge in Grass Valley cannot be seen from the street. Police in Grass Valley arrested 15 people Friday morning after finding guns, drugs and a trap door in a room at the Holiday Lodge.

Officers showed up at the Holiday Lodge around 7 a.m. after a call about a room that was supposed to be vacant -– but wasn't.

"We found meth, guns and knives in the room," Sergeant Clint Bates said. "We did surveillance of the area and the hotel manager (Dawn Olson) granted us access to the room." More drugs and paraphernalia, along with several guns, were found in other rooms, according to investigators.

The Holiday Lodge manager was among the 15 people arrested. Dawn Olson was booked for criminal conspiracy and maintaining a place for the purpose of unlawfully selling, giving away or using controlled substances.

The motel manager told FOX40 she knew nothing about what happened in room 51, the location where Grass Valley Police made the arrests. "There's a wall in between my desk and the parking lot," Olson said. "I can't see who comes in and out."

When asked about the trap door, Olson explained, "I knew about the door, a former employee made it -- but we sealed it up."

The motel told FOX40 they are fully committed to working with the police department in the investigation.

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joe101553 June 05 2014 at 2:15 PM

Hey, that looks like a good place to stuff Obama!

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Welcome Justin June 05 2014 at 2:15 PM

She must be a liberal since she can only quote Obama "I knew nothing about it".

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boardsrbetter June 05 2014 at 2:24 PM

What a detailed article. I think a 4 year old could write for AoL news. :p

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petpetdon June 05 2014 at 2:11 PM

The "No Tell Motel". I know nothing.

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tippy301 petpetdon June 05 2014 at 10:32 PM

Oh Baaaa-by !

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porkerfree June 05 2014 at 2:17 PM

where is grass valley?

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patiodaddy June 05 2014 at 2:23 PM

Pitifully written story..................what State was this in? THAT is a major part of the 5 WWWWW's of writing.

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Chickiepoo patiodaddy June 05 2014 at 2:34 PM

It was in California......

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Chickiepoo June 05 2014 at 2:35 PM

Dear "AOL"......

Surely you make enough money to send your "writers" to..........summer school.

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chefmachinist Chickiepoo June 05 2014 at 5:53 PM

any school

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LoadHarvester Chickiepoo June 05 2014 at 9:23 PM

I think that you have to realize these people are products of the present educational system. When so much time is spent on learning how terrible the founding fathers were, how racist the United States is, and how we are destroying the world, not to mention learning about transgender people, there isn't a lot of time to study the basics.

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steelersdad493 June 05 2014 at 2:21 PM

why did the former emplyee even make it in the first place?? a trap door in a sleezy motel,go figure,,,

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detpat June 05 2014 at 2:15 PM

What state did this happen in.

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fox12ga June 05 2014 at 6:18 PM

I'm guessing California is where Grass Valley is it make no difference This is probably some of obamas cherished Illegals

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