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Gardnerville woman freed after boyfriend takes responsibility for alleged drug sales

Nevada Appeal News Service

A Gardnerville woman was released without charges after her fiancé took responsibility for the incidents that led to the couple’s arrest.

Diamond Johnson was freed from jail on Wednesday and is facing no charges in connection with the drug sting that snared Kirk Edward Scott, 21.

Scott appeared in East Fork Justice Court this morning.

“I take all responsibility,” he said during the hearing. “She had nothing to do with it. I was doing it behind her back without her knowledge.”

Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl appointed attorney Tod Young to represent Scott, who faces three felony counts of trafficking in ecstasy and one count of possession of a controlled substance for sale.

The couple was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Street Enforcement Team on Monday after discovering ecstasy pills, three loaded handguns, Kevlar body armor, a sawed-off rifle and a small amount of marijuana in their home in the 1300 block of Kitty Hawk Avenue.

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The street enforcement team conducted a two-week investigation on Kirk Edward Scott, who was suspected of ecstasy distribution.

During the course of the investigation, investigators allegedly purchased a total of 73 pills from Scott at the Kitty Hawk residence.

Scott is scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 5.

He asked to be released on house arrest, but EnEarl left his bail at $135,000.

“This is a mandatory prison sentence if he’s convicted, which we believe we can do,” said prosecutor Mike McCormick.