Lyon County busts 3 on drug, child endangerment charges

Chazz Nevin, Tanya McGarvey and Jeramy Forrest.

Chazz Nevin, Tanya McGarvey and Jeramy Forrest.

Three people were arrested Monday when Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Yerington address on a report of drug activity, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
At about 8:35 a.m., Monday, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Palomino Drive in Yerington for reports of possible drug activity and subjects living in trailers on the property, the release said.
Deputies contacted Jeramy Forrest, 41, and Tanya McGarvey, 41, who were found to be living in a motorhome on the property. Deputies found they also had a 10-year-old living with them and there were no utility hookups to the motorhome. The parents were arrested for child endangerment, and a warrant was obtained to search the property.
“Deputies found the condition of the motorhome was deplorable, with multiple items of drug paraphernalia in the open, including hypodermic needles accessible to their child,” the release said. “There was no power to the motorhome and little food and water available. Temperatures have been in the high 90s and are forecast to be over 100 degrees this week, therefore the living conditions in a trailer with no power for air conditioning was not safe for anyone, but especially a young child living in a motorhome.”
Eight people were found living on the property. Three were arrested and five were issued citations for living in a motorhome without a special use permit and proper hookups. A sheriff’s canine indicated the presence of drugs on the property. Multiple additional items of drug paraphernalia were recovered and small amount of methamphetamine.
The Yerington Police Department assisted in the investigation.
Forrest was charged with child endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintain or permitting a nuisance property, and residing in a trailer without a special use permit. Bail was set at $4,632.
McGarvey was charged with child endangerment. Bail was set at $2,500.
Also arrested was Chazz Nevin, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance (second offense), warrant arrest for criminal contempt, and maintaining or permitting a nuisance property. Bail was set at $6,500.
In the release, LCSO said there are many resources available through the Lyon County Human Services Department for people suffering financial difficulties.
“Assistance that ranges from beginning of life to end of life, including many programs and counseling services are available to the community,” the release said. “Drug and alcohol counseling, financial aid, food assistance programs and even housing assistance programs are available and offered through the county to those who qualify for that need.”
For information, contact Lyon County Human Services at 775-577-5009 or the county website,


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