Two arrested on meth and heroin charges in Carson City
Two people were arrested Wednesday morning in Carson City, allegedly in possession of more than five pounds of narcotics.
Kimberly Lopes, 36, and Danny Jensen, 38, both of Las Vegas were arrested on various narcotics and trafficking charges after deputies discovered 5.4 pounds of methamphetamine and half a pound of heroin in their vehicle.
Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the pair’s vehicle near College Parkway and Northgate Lane around 1:10 a.m. Tuesday for speeding. According to reports, deputies found the vehicle to be suspicious because it had out of town plates driving through the neighborhoods at that time of night.
Reports stated the two allegedly seemed nervous and said they were trying to go to Reno from Las Vegas but had decided to stop and get a hotel in Carson. When deputies searched the vehicle, they found several areas tampered with including the seat cushion, passenger door and molding, and trunk liner. Upon searching, the deputies found six shrink-wrapped bundles concealed in the firewall in the trunk. Reports stated the packages were also covered in axle grease, a tactic used to try to conceal the smell from drug sniffing dogs.
Lopes was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony trafficking, felony transporting a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance for sales, speed, failure to stop at a stop sign and no proof of insurance. Jensen was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony trafficking, felony transporting a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance for sales.
Bail for Lopes was set at $425,695 and bail for Jensen was set at $425,000.