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Drug Dealers Caught in the Act by Mesquite PD

posted Nov 2, 2016, 1:16 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 2:20 PM ]

On October 27 at about 8:30 A.M. Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner was traveling on Mesquite Blvd when he observed a vehicle driving at a high speed and moving recklessly through other traffic.  Chief Tanner conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and found that the male driver and a female passenger had active warrants for their arrest.  During the process of taking both suspects into custody, officers found crystal meth, marijuana, and prescription pain killers in the vehicle, as well as items which led officers to believe the suspects were part of a drug dealing operation possibly occurring at a local hotel.  Mesquite officers and detectives were then able to make contact with multiple suspects inside a hotel room and observed more illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.  While investigating the suspects and drugs inside the room, officers learned of a separate room where the drug dealing operation was occurring and were able to secure a search warrant for that room.  Once inside the room with the search warrant, Mesquite officers found a female suspect in possession of multiple bags of meth and heroin which were setup and ready to distribute.  

In all, Chief Tanner’s traffic stop and the subsequent drug investigation led to eleven suspects being taken into custody, and a large amount of meth and heroin removed from Mesquite City streets.  

Kristofer Larson, 31, of St George, Utah, was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of the Mesquite Municipal Court.  Larson was also served a citation for speeding. 

Ali Kidd, 27, of Washington Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), one felony count of possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Ali Kidd also had an active felony warrant for her arrest out of the Las Vegas Justice Court. 

Andrew Guerrero, 39, of Virgin, Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), one felony count of possession of a schedule 4 controlled substance (prescription pills), two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one misdemeanor count of unlawful trespass, and one misdemeanor count of obstructing a public officer. 

Michael McAlister, 33, of St George, Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance (marijuana), one felony count of possession of a schedule 4 controlled substance (prescription pills), and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Brenna Everett, 31, of St George, Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), one felony count of possession of a schedule 4 controlled substance (prescription pills), and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Megan Hammon, 18, of Cedar City, Utah, was arrested and charged with: Three misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Monique Salas, 38, of St George, Utah, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one misdemeanor count of unlawful trespass. 

William Davis, 31, of Washington, Utah, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of obstructing a public officer. 

Brandon Rider, 22, of Ivins, Utah, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of obstructing a public officer. 

Ashley Garcia, 31, of Laverkin Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of sales of a controlled substance, two felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth & heroin), and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Vladimir Boss, 28, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.