Reno Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Pot to Teens Out of His Home

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
A Reno man was arrested for selling marijuana to teens when several were spotted continually arriving and leaving his home.

Mike Souza

RENO, NV - A Reno man was arrested for selling marijuana to teens when several were spotted continually arriving and leaving his home.

Washoe County Detectives set up surveillance at the home of Mike Souza on the 1000 block of West Commercial Row in downtown Reno.

Detectives watched as several high school teens continuously arrived and departed from Souza's home.

Detectives gathered enough information to serve Souza a search warrant where they found approximately 55.58 grams of marijuana
(almost 2 ounces - approximately street value of $2,000) and several items of drug paraphernalia. Also at the home were three teens (two males and one female) under the age of 17. Detectives notified Child Protective Services as well as their parents. .

Souza was arrested and transported to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility, where he was booked without incident. He was charged with being in possession of marijuana with the intent to sell (felony), possession of marijuana (felony), maintaining a residence to sell, use or give away a controlled substance (felony), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (misdemeanor), two counts of child endangerment (gross misdemeanor) and allowing children around controlled substances activities (felony).

Souza's bail is set at $14,695.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be filed.

The Sheriff's Office recommends that every parent and/or guardian talk to their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. For more information, visit the American Council for Drug Education at www.acde.org


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