CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Lyon, Douglas and Carson City County Gang Unit responded to a vehicle traffic offense on Friday, January 11 at around 6 p.m.
Officials say that during the citation process, a K-9 drug detection unit conducted an exterior “sniff” and alerted to the presence of drugs.
Sheriff Ken Furlong from the Carson City Sheriff's Office says a probable cause search followed and over 30 grams of methamphetamine was seized from the driver, along with paraphernalia.
The owner and driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Gregory Kelly Jr., was arrested and charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance (28+ grams (Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor), and Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal (Misdemeanor).
Gang Unit Deputies shared the information with the Carson City Special Enforcement Unit. Furlong says that a warrant was served following Kelly's arrest received from the Carson City Courts at the 1800 block of East Long Street.
Upon entering the home, officials discovered a stolen .45 semi-auto pistol, $1,400 in cash, methamphetamine paraphernalia and scales, a baggie containing 310 grams of methamphetamine and additional drug related items, Furlong states.
According to the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Kelly faces additional charges for Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Felony), Possession of Stolen Firearm (Felony), Possession of a Firearm by Ex-Felon (Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale (Felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor).
Kelly's bail is set at $250,000.