Tens of thousands of dollars worth of drug paraphernalia was taken from the Up In Smoke Hippie Store after authorities searched it.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division served a search warrant to the Up in Smoke Hippie Store on Prater Way in Sparks, and to a resident on Gull Street in Reno, according to Sergeant Pope with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Pope says narcotics agents seized $60,458.64 worth of drug paraphernalia.
In total, 2,624.99 grams of Synthetic Cannabinoids (spice), 992.8 grams of Hallucinogens, 183.3 grams of Synthetic Cathinones (bath salts), 10,681 grams of pharmaceutical controlled substances, and 149.1 grams of other unspecified drugs were taken by authorities, according to Sergeant Pope.
Sergeant Pope says a .45 caliber handgun and a .22 caliber revolver were taken as well.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released.
A man opened up to Eyewitness News about what led him to walk inside a local Walmart naked.
Kevin Hughes, 36, said he was not only embarrassed, but felt as if he was out of his mind when he walked inside a Tega Cay Walmart in the middle of the night, wearing nothing but black shoes.
Tega Cay police said they were called to the store, located on StoneCrest Boulevard, just before midnight last night after store employees spotted Hughes walking in the Health and Beauty section naked.
When police arrived, they said they found Hughes in the electronics section of the store.
They quickly escorted him out.
Hughes said the last thing he remembers is going to sleep at his sister’s house Thursday night and the next thing he knew, he woke up naked in his truck at Walmart. He hopped out and walked into the store.
“I’ve had a problem with drugs in the past. I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.”
He added, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry. It was an accident. It wasn’t something I intended to do.”
Hughes was arrested for disorderly conduct. He’s out of jail on bond after spending the night behind bars.
Court records show felonious assault charges have been filed against a Tremont man accused of huffing paint thinner and punching a pit bull before inciting a standoff with SWAT.
Timothy Blevins was arrested about 4 a.m. Monday after an hours-long showdown at his home on the 2600 block of West 11th Street, police said.
Witnesses said Blevins, 52, hurled a knife at one person, chased another with a nail-spiked plank and punched a pit bull in the face before an expletive-laden confrontation with police, officials said.
Blevins — wielding a large kitchen knife — threatened to shoot police while shouting from a window he shattered, according to officer accounts.
Witnesses said Blevins spent the day sniffing chemicals to get high.
Court records show Blevins was charged in 2009 for possession and use of toluene, a chemical sometimes used as an industrial solvent.
After missing a court date, a warrant was issued for Blevins’ arrest. The warrant was active as of his arrest on Monday, according to Cleveland Municipal Court documents.
Blevins’ rap sheet includes a disorderly conduct conviction and a guilty plea on a drug possession charge. In January, he was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence.
A Maryland woman is facing a number of charges including driving under the influence of drugs, two counts possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing methamphetamine after state police troopers found her cooking meth while driving.
The incident took place while Christie Ann Smith was driving down I-64 in Virginia and caught the eyes of the law enforcers due to her erratic driving. After stopping her to investigate the cause, the cops found a mobile meth lab in the vehicle.
“It’s considered a one-person lab” said Virginia State Police Sgt. Keven Barrick, while talking to WVEC. He also said one of the officers reported “Smith was cooking meth as she was driving down the road.”
The 39-year-old was arrested and in addition to the charges listed above, she was also charged with driving while suspended, having no valid operator’s license and using false identity.
As unusual as this story is, Smith’s mobile meth lab is not unique to this case. According to UPI, 38 of these types of labs were discovered in the state of Virginia last year, up from 28 the year before.
Virginia State Police Lt. Jason Robinson explained to WAVY, “As meth labs increase, so do mobile meth labs.”
He also listed some of the related hazards.
“You have the danger of explosives, and some of the gases associated with meth labs are dangerous. They’re not safe for you to inhale. There’s ammonia gas, hydroch acid gas and you also have the fire danger” he said, adding, “I know there’s been incidents […] where people driving in cars have the meth lab explode in the car.”
And in addition to all those possibilities, there’s also the very real potential of ending up in jail.
Nothing gets between Carlos Tavarez and his Fat Boys.
The Bronx man forgot to grab the stash of “Fat Boy” heroin he had hidden in his Chevy rental when he returned the car, but Port Authority cops said Thursday the 30-year-old dad tried to recover the dope the next day — with a cockamamie story that the drugs were his “baby’s medicine.”
Tavarez was arrested at Newark Airport Wednesday on drug charges after arranging to retrieve the drugs from undercover cops he believed were Budget Rent A Car workers, police said.
Tavarez rented a Chevrolet Cruze from a Budget office on W. 49th St. in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday for a trip from New York to Boston and back.
After leaving the sedan at a Budget office at Newark Airport on Tuesday, he quickly realized what he’d left behind.
He returned with $2,500 worth of “Fat Boy” that he had stuffed in a bag and hid under the dashboard, authorities said.
After leaving the sedan at a Budget office at Newark Airport on Tuesday, he quickly realized what he’d left behind, officials said.
Budget workers became suspicious and rang Port Authority police when Tavarez called and explained he had left his child’s medicine hidden in the car.
Posing as employees of the rental car company, detectives called Tavarez and set up a time for him to pick up his package at the airport, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
When he showed up Wednesday at 4 p.m., two undercover detectives dressed as rental car staffers presented him with a lost and found form to fill out. Tavarez signed it — acknowledging that he owned the package and warranting his arrest, authorities said.
Tavarez is charged with possession of heroin and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Police said the heroin was contained in 250 glassine envelopes stamped “Fat Boy.”
At his arraignment in New Jersey, a judge ordered that Tavarez be held on $150,000 bail, officials said.
Rosenberg police say they found nearly half a million dollars worth of cocaine, and it all started with a faulty tail light.
Just before 8pm Thursday, a Rosenberg police officer spotted a 2008 Ford pickup traveling northbound in the 24000 block of US Highway 59 with defective tail lamps. A traffic stop was conducted for the traffic violation.
While speaking with the driver, who was not the registered owner of the vehicle, Investigator Schnacky received consent to search the vehicle utilizing his K-9, Rex. The K-9 alerted to the vehicle and a false compartment was discovered in the rear passenger area.
Once the compartment was opened, police say 15 kilograms of cocaine were located. The cocaine, which has an approximate street value of $450,000, and the Ford pickup were seized. The investigation is ongoing.