There are two cases in Douglas County District Court today that have been languishing for a while. One is the arraignment of two Santa Cruz men arrested March 2 in Stateline in connection with a cocaine transportation and distribution ring. Joseph V. Perez, 26, and Oscar Madriz, 25, face trafficking charges, which carry a life sentence.
The other case is the continued sentencing of a California man with a lengthy criminal history, who faces up to five years in prison at sentencing this morning after he admitted to a firearms charge. Tony George Gonsalves, 41, of Manteca, Calif., pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a firearm by an ex-felon on Oct. 1.
A pair of storms is expected to bring wet weather to the Sierra this week. The first is forecast to hit on Wednesday night, the second on Friday. The second storm is the one that will bring some real moisture with it, according to the National Weather Service.
Today will be nice with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature reaching for 60 degrees. The lows will continue to be in the 20s. At about 6 a.m. it's 22 degrees in Genoa.