Former Youth Umpire Arrested on Drug Charges in Fallon

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A former umpire in Fallon's youth baseball league has been arrested on drug charges.

John Jefferson King II is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in
Churchill County District Court. The 47-year-old Fallon man faces
three felony counts related to his alleged sale of methamphetamine
within 1,000 feet of Millennium Park last year.

Each count is punishable by one to six years in the state prison
and a fine of up to $20,000. He also was charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor that could get him another six
months in the county jail.

The Lahontan Valley News reports Friday that King served several
years as the umpire in chief for the Babe Ruth baseball program in
Fallon. He was arrested on Tuesday and was being held in the
Churchill County Jail in lieu of $45,000 bail.

Court records show he served time in prison for a grand larceny
conviction and probation violations in 1999 and 2000. He also has
three DUI convictions during a nine-year period from 1995 to 2004.