After a 4 month investigation, members of the Tri-Net Task Force made what they are calling "a significant drug arrest" on Thursday, resulting in 4 pounds of methamphetamine being found at a residence in Dayton, along with the seizure of $270,000.00 in cash from a home in Carson City.
The meth is reported to have a street value of $180,000.00, and is one of the largest amounts ever seized in Lyon County. In addition to the drugs and currency, two handguns and an AK-47 rifle were seized.
29 year old Gabriel Excobar-Olivio, 26 year old Maxi Escobar, 23 year old Ramon Ruiz-Camacho, and 44 year old Martin Hernandez-Dias, all of Carson City were arrested. Three other individuals were detained and arrested by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement personnel for being undocumented aliens.
The investigation began when investigators started receiving tips about the drug trafficking activities of Ramon Ruiz-Camacho in Carson City back in February. Through information and investigative follow-up, authorities were able to connect two residences in Carson City and one in Dayton as being related to the trafficking of the methamphetamine.
In the early morning raid Thursday, search warrants were simultaneously served at all three locations by the Carson City Sheriff’s SWAT team, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Street Enforcement Team and the Lyon County Sheriff’‘s Office.
The four subjects were arrested on drug trafficking charges and possession for sales of a controlled substance along with various other narcotics-related charges. Bail was set at $250,000.00 for the suspects except for Ruiz-Camacho, who had a no bail hold placed for being a fugitive with two outstanding felony drug warrants for trafficking in Washoe County and Carson City.
The Tri-Net Task Force is made up of Investigators from the Sheriff’s Offices of Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties, along with the Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division.