A drug bust in Carson City following a months-long investigation has resulted in five arrests, according to local sources. Nevada police arrested five men, who now face drug crime charges for their alleged roles in a trafficking ring. The arrests were made on Feb. 9. So far, no court dates have been announced.
According to the official report, the arrests happened at an apartment building around 5 a.m. on the day in question. Undercover officers said they had previously bought methamphetamine from at least one of the men involved, which allowed police to obtain a search warrant for the premises. Three apartments in the building were subjected to searches.
The details of the bust were not recorded here, but police say they recovered an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine in at least one of the premises searched. They also say they recovered receipts for large wire transfers of money. They say these transfers could be evidence of drug trafficking. All five men now face undisclosed drug-related charges.
An investigation of this scope leaves a great deal of room for clerical and administrative error, not to mention breaches of protocol. Nevada prosecutors will have to ensure their investigation and subsequent arrests of the men were watertight from start to finish in order for any of the men to be convicted on drug crime charges. A breakdown at any level of the investigation could make evidence inadmissible or change the scope of the charges against one or more of the men allegedly involved in criminal activity.
Source: rgj.com, “5 nabbed in Carson City drug bust“, Marcella Corona, Feb. 12, 2016