Carson City Sheriff’s SET makes arrests for possession of fentanyl, meth with intent to sell | Carson City Nevada News
Two men were arrested late Saturday on suspicion of drug possession with intent to sell after fentanyl and methamphetamine were found during a vehicle search, according to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team.
Zachary Isaiah Lee-Johnson, 26, and Joel Sanchez Arellano, 30, both of Reno, were taken into custody following an investigation. Both were also arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and misdemeanor possession of narcotics.
According to the booking report, the Special Enforcement Team supervisor was on patrol on North Carson Street and observed a black pickup truck without a rear license plate displayed.
The SET supervisor conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of North Carson Street and contacted the driver, Lee-Johnson, and the passenger, Arellano. Both said they had no identification. The driver said he had no vehicle registration or insurance.
The officer noticed several boxes piled up in the back of the vehicle. Lee-Johnson stated that he was in the process of moving. The officer observed a liquid marijuana bong in the cup holder and asked Lee-Johnson why it was ready to use. The man explained that he was better suited there. The man appeared abnormally nervous, his voice trembled and he stammered as he explained the reason, the report said.
The officer ran both men for their warrant and driver’s license records. Dispatch returned that Lee-Johnson did not have a valid license and Arellano’s was suspended. The SET sergeant requested a towing service.
While searching the tow vehicle, deputies found 2.2 grams of methamphetamine in a baggie, 0.7 grams of methamphetamine in a baggie, 8 M30 Fentanyl pills, smaller empty baggies behind the center console, a scale with methamphetamine residue, to weighed a charge/debt book in the center console, four glass meth pipes, two cell phones, a fake Nevada driver’s license in Lee-Johnson’s wallet, a veteran’s job card with a different name in Lee’s wallet -Johnson, a California license plate behind the driver’s seat that was returned stolen and a black Century safe in the back passenger seat.
Notably, Lee-Johnson’s fake Nevada driver’s license with another person’s name on it showed Lee-Johnson’s face, the report said.
Upon further inventory, the vehicle contained unopened, high-value products such as a Kicker car speaker, unopened personal accessories in Walmart bags, a Pioneer car radio, as well as a Playstation 5, tools, bathtubs and laundry boxes, bathtub parts and car accessories and another safe that appeared to be empty.
Total bail amount listed for both men: $26,137.
In other arrests:
A 60-year-old man was arrested early Sunday for possession of 21.2 grams of methamphetamine, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office booking report.
Paul Gregory McGuinness was arrested at 1.03am following an investigation. He was also convicted for misdemeanor possession of narcotics.
According to the booking report, deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of East William Street for an investigative pursuit of found narcotics.
Video surveillance showed the suspect dropping a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine on the floor. The suspect did not realize if he fell and kicked him for a moment. Casino security provided a flash drive with the video that was booked as evidence.
Officers identified the man who threw the bag at her. The man consented to a search of his hotel room, the report said. During the search, deputies removed a small black toiletry bag from a bathtub and found a clear bag containing methamphetamine. Additional bug and tool bags have been found.
The report states that due to the fact that the suspect was identified releasing the meth bag on video, and that the man was the only recorded occupant of the room where the methamphetamine and paraphernalia were found, McGuinness was arrested on suspicion of possession of a drug paraphernalia. check. substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Guarantee: $50,000.
In other arrests:
— A 44-year-old Carson City man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of assault on a protected person, a felony. According to the booking report, deputies were dispatched to a casino for a battery between a customer and security.
The suspect was contacted by deputies who said that a security guard punched him in the face and held him on the ground for no reason. Deputies spoke with the security guard who stated he was kicking the suspect out for being unruly and was asked to leave several times.
The security guard said the suspect punched him in the face twice and was warned not to do it again. He said the suspect spat in his face twice. He stated that he then pushed her to the ground and held her down. The security guard wanted to press charges, the report said.
A deputy reviewed security footage that showed the suspect getting in the face of the security guards, touching nose to nose. The suspect then appeared to spit on the security guard before being brought to the ground. The suspect was arrested and booked for battery on a protected person. Bail: $2,637.
— An 18-year-old Carson City man was arrested early Monday on suspicion of a misdemeanor destruction of property warrant. Warranty: $1,500.
– A 20-year-old Gardnerville man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of underage public consumption and a contempt of court warrant issued by Douglas County. Bail: $1,129.
— A 40-year-old Carson City woman, Mandy Jo Armas, was arrested Jan. 6 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the arrest report, a deputy made a traffic stop in a vehicle because the driver’s headlight was off.
The officer made contact with the driver who was driving with a suspended license. A K-9 conducted an airless sniff of the vehicle that tested positive for drugs in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a scale, a methamphetamine pipe with traceable amounts of methamphetamine, and a methamphetamine water bong with traceable amounts of methamphetamine inside the bowl piece. Bail: $3,637.
— A 25-year-old Carson City man was arrested Jan. 5 on suspicion of DUI and open container.
According to the booking report, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that nearly collided with a sheriff’s office deputy as the deputy entered the intersection on a green light at North Carson Street and West William Street.
During the traffic stop, the officer smelled alcohol on the man’s breath. During standardized field sobriety tests, the man showed signs of impairment. He took a preliminary breath test of .175 and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Inside the vehicle deputies located an open tall can of Twisted Team with about 4 ounces left in it. In jail, the man provided breath tests with results of 0.097 and 0.098. Warranty: $1,329.
— A 40-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Jan. 7 on suspicion of DUI. According to the booking report, a deputy traveling south on South Stewart Street observed a vehicle in front of them with its driver’s side taillight incapacitated. Due to the fact that it was night, the officer initiated a traffic stop. The deputy spoke to the driver, who smelled of alcohol on her person. She had red, watery eyes and slurred speech. She told the officer she had been drinking at a bar and consumed two drinks an hour earlier, the report said.
She agreed to the standardized field sobriety test and showed signs of impairment. She took the preliminary breath test with a result of 1.58 and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. In prison she provided breath tests with results of .106 and .100. Warranty: $1137.
— A 24-year-old Sparks man was arrested on Jan. 6 at 10:48 p.m. on suspicion of DUI. According to the booking report, a deputy was dispatched to a report of a hit and run. The deputy arrived and observed a male subject standing outside the vehicle. The man explained that he was driving too fast around the corner and hit ice on the road and slid into mailboxes and a flagpole. His vehicle was centered on a large factory box and had two damaged mailboxes.
While the deputy was speaking with the man, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. The man also had watery eyes and slurred speech. The driver submitted to standardized field sobriety tests and showed signs of impairment. He took a .243 preliminary breath test and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. In prison he provided two breath samples, a.176 and a.171. Warranty: $1137.
— A 57-year-old Carson City man was arrested Jan. 7 on suspicion of DUI. According to the booking report, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that did not have a working right tail light.
The officer contacted the driver and asked for his driver’s license, registration and insurance. The man appeared confused about what he was looking for after being asked for his documents, the report said.
While speaking with the driver, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The man agreed to take field sobriety tests and showed signs of impairment on the tests. He had a preliminary breath test of .142 and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. In prison he agreed to a probative blood test. Warranty: $1137.
— An 18-year-old Carson City man was arrested Jan. 7 on a misdemeanor warrant alleging violation of a temporary protection order. Guarantee: $1,000.
— A 35-year-old Carson City man was arrested Sunday, Jan. 8, on suspicion of DUI. According to the booking report, a deputy observed a vehicle traveling in the number one and two lanes, going over the white dotted line in the area of Koontz Lane and Frontage Road.
The officer made a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who stated that he had lost his wallet earlier in the day and could not provide the driver’s license. The man was able to secure registration and insurance. He was asked if he had been drinking. The man replied that there had been several shots earlier.
He consented to field sobriety tests and showed signs of impairment on the tests. He had a preliminary breath test of .093 and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. In jail he provided breath tests of .074 and .66. Warranty: $1137.
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