Tri-NET Narcotic Task Force: Largest Drugs Bust In Carson City

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The DPS Tri-NET Narcotic Task Force, assisted by members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office - Special Enforcement Team (SET) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) executed four search warrants in Carson City.

These search warrants came at the culmination of a lengthy investigation by detectives of the Tri-NET Narcotic Task Force.

During the execution of the search warrants, detectives recovered 5.2 pounds of Cocaine, 2.6 pounds of Methamphetamine, 5.5 pounds of Marijuana, and $9500 in US currency.

The total street level value of the narcotics seized was approximately $605,000.00.

Arrested were Ruvin Lamas age 37, Daniel Andrade-Mendoza age 34, Gloria Sanchez age 21, Jose Pacheco age 21, and Dario Gonzolez age 23; all of Carson City.

They were booked into the Carson City Detention Facility on $250,000 bail each.

However, due to the severity of the charges, Lamas, Andrade-Mendoza, and Pacheco had their bail increased to $1 Million each, during their arraignments on Friday.

Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo stated, "Thanks to the
excellent cooperative work of the Tri-Net Narcotic Task Force and its
member agencies, a large amount of dangerous drugs are now off our
streets and several major drug dealers are in custody facing long prison

This is exactly the kind of enforcement we need to send the
message that if you're dealing drugs in Carson City, you're going to get
caught, and you're going to prison."