Traffic stop turns into drug bust

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

A person was arrested by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office on drug trafficking and other charges after an early morning traffic stop on Wednesday.

According to the LCSO, at 2:52 a.m., a deputy stopped the vehicle after he said the vehicle almost hit his patrol car. Deputies deemed the driver’s behavior to be suspicious and had the Deputy K9 conduct an outside sniff of the vehicle. The dog, Kai alerted to the vehicle, which later lead to deputies finding and seizing almost 3.95 pounds of methamphetamine, 86.5 grams of fentanyl, 21.6 grams of cocaine, 9.9 grams of heroin, a stolen gun, and other tools used for sales of narcotics.

The suspect was booked into Lyon County Jail on charges of trafficking, sales of controlled substance, ex-felon possession of a firearm, ex-felon possession of a stun device, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia. LCSO didn’t release the name of the suspect.


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