Last member of Carson City drug ring admits involvement
The last man arrested as a part of a Carson City drug ring entered a guilty plea Monday in District Court.
James Tito, 41 pleaded guilty to level three drug trafficking.
Tito along with Elvin Fred, Tawnee Johnson, Michelle Rendleman, Aaron Jalbert and Christopher Landry were all arrested after Tri-Net Narcotics Task Force raided a house on the 3500 block of Desatoya Drive in early March. Authorities seized nearly 11 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $30,000.
The rest of the members involved all plead guilty or no contest to similar charges including charges of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act.
Also in District Court Monday, Travis Lieberworth pleaded guilty to a category B burglary charge.
Lieberworth, along with Drake VanCleave, Tracey Lock, Brian Madsen and Bob Stover, was part of a burglary ring that robbed houses in Carson City, Washoe County and Douglas County last year.
His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 16, and he faces a possible penalty of 12-120 months in prison.
Liberworth was released from Carson City jail Monday in order to be able to appear in Washoe and Douglas for similar charges pending.