Man arrested for alleged drug sale in Auburn parking lot

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An 18-year-old man remains in custody after allegedly selling marijuana out of an Auburn shopping center parking lot.

John Kaleo Lentz was reportedly found with about five ounces of marijuana and other items that “indicated that Lentz was involved in the sale of marijuana” at about 3:35 p.m. Dec. 28 in a store parking lot located on the 400 block of Grass Valley Highway, according to a press release issued by Auburn Police Sgt. Michael Garlock.

Police were called to the lot about the activity. After speaking with witnesses who said they witnessed the transaction, Officer Michael Metzner arrested Lentz.

Lentz was booked into Placer County Jail on several charges including possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of the marijuana.

He remained in custody Monday held on $40,000 bail.