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Out-Of-Towners Held On Drug Charges

Mesquite, NV – Last Wednesday the Mesquite Police added to their recent drug arrests by apprehending a Mendota, Illinois couple and charging them with a number of drug related felonies.

As with their June 18th arrest, a police officer conducts a traffic stop on Interstate 15, observes evidence of illegal drug activity, initiates an investigation a search and voilà, a married couple in custody faced with allegations of drug dealing and child endangerment.

A search of the suspects’ vehicle yielded almost 18 pounds of raw Marijuana, concentrated THC Marijuana oils, Marijuana edible candies, and drug paraphernalia.

Connor Carreon
Armira Carreon

Connor Carreon, 29, and Armira Carreon, 21, of Mendota, Illinois were arrested on the following charges:  Felony Trafficking of Cannabis Concentrate (over one pound), Felony Trafficking of Marijuana Edibles (over one pound), Felony Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Sell, Felony Possession of Cannabis Concentrate with the Intent to Sell, Felony Possession of Marijuana Edibles with the Intent to Sell, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Transporting a Controlled Substance, and Felony Child Endangerment.

Child Protective Services took the child into protective custody. The 2 adults were transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In another arrest, on May 23, Mesquite Police arrested a Salt Lake City man on several felony related drug charges related to possession and alleged trafficking in Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine and a large amount of US currency.

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Michael McGreer Mesquite, Nevada
Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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