Two were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of drug possession for sale and other alleged felonies, according to an accounting report from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.
Reynaldo Artega, 36, of Reno, and Trisha Fricke, 35, of Sparks, were arrested at 10:43 p.m. Both were also booked on suspicion of criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia as misdemeanors.
Artega was also charged with alleged possession of a dangerous drug without a valid script, a gross misdemeanor.
According to the booking report, an MP patrolled the South Lompa Lane area and carried out a random registration check on a vehicle which revealed the vehicle’s registration had been suspended. The deputy activated their emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Artega, the passenger as Fricke. The deputy asked Artega where they were from and he said they were visiting a friend. According to the report, the man acted nervous and could not maintain eye contact. Artega said he was broke and unable to pay for his driver’s license.
A review of records at Carson City Dispatch revealed the man was pending a status change through the Department of Parole and Parole.
A K9 performed an external sniff of the vehicle and gave a positive warning for the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. During the search, a deputy found a clear glass methamphetamine pipe and digital scale in a black backpack, sitting on the floorboard of the driver’s seat.
Artega was arrested for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. Searching the man’s pockets, the deputy found $300 in his left sweatshirt pocket. The man originally told the deputy he could not pay for the registration, but then told a deputy the money came from gambling at a Carson City casino, the report said.
There was also a digital scale on the right passenger seat. The scales contained traces of suspected methamphetamine. A search of Fricke was conducted during which a deputy found a plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine. She was arrested.
Searching the man’s vehicle, officers found an orange pill bottle containing 23 prescription drugs. The bottle had no valid script, the report said.
All evidence was photographed and posted to the CCSO evidence chamber. With the amount of methamphetamine recovered, two digital scales, and $300, deputies believed the two intended to sell methamphetamine or had already made a sale of methamphetamine. Both were read their Miranda warning separately and agreed to speak.
Artega stated that the methamphetamine pipe belonged to him, but the narcotics belonged to Fricke. Fricke stated that everything belonged to Artega and that he asked her to keep the methamphetamine away from the traffic stop. Deposit: $5,000 per person.
For other arrests:
– A 31-year-old Susanville woman, Ambrielle Rene Palmer, was jailed in the Carson City Jail on Wednesday on a criminal warrant alleging the crime of “a person as young as 25 committed sexual acts with a 16-year-old person.” providing child care services of legal age but under 18″ and false reporting of a criminal offence.
The warrant was issued by the Carson City Justice Court on June 8, 2022. Deposit: $10,000 in cash.
– A 68-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Wednesday in the area of Curry Street and 10th Street on suspicion of a DUI offense.
According to the arrest report, a traffic stop was conducted for a vehicle suspected of DUI. The driver admitted to being drunk and driving erratically. She performed standardized field sobriety tests and showed signs of impairment. She presented a preliminary breath test of .142 and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. In prison, she agreed to a conclusive blood test. Deposit: $1,137.
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