Tri-Net investigation nets two arrests

Drug agents arrested two suspected Carson City drug dealers Tuesday, culminating a two-month investigation that included alleged undercover drug buys.

The Tri-Net interagency drug task force, comprising officers from four county sheriff's departments and the Nevada Division of Investigation, believes brothers Pablo and Porfidio Sillas-Maldonaldo, ages 38 and 31, have been selling drugs in Carson City for some time.

At both homes, agents reportedly found drugs with the help of a Carson City K-9 unit named Scout.

According to reports, Pablo Sillas-Maldonaldo, who lives at 89 Tiger Drive, was charged with three felony counts of methamphetamine dealing and possession. His bail was set at $250,000. Scout reportedly aided in finding one ounce of methamphetamine and a set of scales.

Porfidio Sillas-Maldonaldo, an unemployed landscaper, lives at 600 Hot Springs Road. A search of his residence also revealed an ounce of methamphetamine and a set of scales, reports indicate. He is charged with drug dealing and possession.

An additional warrant was served out of Lyon County which alleges Porfidio's involvement in a Nov. 30, 1998, battery with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $25,000.


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