8 Arrested, $60K In Meth Seized During Drug Probe
Don't Miss This
- Kings Rally Late, Win Vegas Summer Title
- 40-Year-Old Mom With Two Kids Becomes NFL Cheerleader
- Raw: Driver Records Cellphone Video Of Stockton Shootout
- Get Ready For More Delays As Interstate 80 Project Will Close Lanes Starting Saturday
- Video: Family, Friends Mourn Death Of Woman Taken Hostage By Bank Robbery Suspects
Get Breaking News First
RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal drug agents in Nevada have arrested eight suspected members of a California-based drug trafficking organization accused of distributing multiple pounds of methamphetamine throughout the Reno-Sparks area on a monthly basis.
Officials for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Reno say the arrests made public late Wednesday resulted from a four-month joint investigation led by the Northern Nevada Drug Task Force. They say agents intercepted nearly 2 pounds of meth in December with a street value in excess of $60,000.
The suspected leader, 52-year-old Roselio Leon-Ryes of Modesto was arrested in his hometown on Dec. 20 on charges of drug trafficking and conspiracy to violate the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act. Two of the suspects facing lesser charges are from Reno, 26-year-old Aaron Romero-Luquin and 30-year-old Francisca Baltazar-Zarate.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.)