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Heroin Drug Trafficking Operation Busted by Mesquite Police

posted Jul 5, 2016, 3:00 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 7, 2016, 4:54 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Wednesday, June 22, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Mesquite Narcotics Detectives concluded a lengthy investigation involving large amounts of heroin being transported to Mesquite.  During the course of the investigation, detectives had made multiple purchases of large amounts of heroin from a drug trafficker known to transport heroin into Mesquite.  On June 22, detectives had knowledge the drug trafficker would again be transporting another large amount of heroin to Mesquite to sell.  When the drug trafficker arrived in Mesquite, Mesquite Police Officers and Detectives were able to safely take him into custody and retrieve the heroin. 

Samuel Cuevas-Lima, 30, of Tijuana Mexico, was arrested and charged with: Eight felony counts of high level trafficking of a schedule 1 substance (heroin), one felony count of mid-level trafficking of a schedule 1 substance (heroin), nine felony counts of transporting a controlled substance (heroin), and nine felony counts of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act. 

Samuel was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.