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November 30, 2012
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Woman cited for possession of drug paraphernalia

A 52-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos woman was cited Tuesday for possession of drug paraphernalia after she was stopped for driving with a faulty license plate light.

A Douglas County sheriff's deputy observed a blue marijuana pipe in plain view in Denise Anne Grant's purse when she produced her driver's license and registration, which was suspended.

According to reports, Grant admitted smoking marijuana three hours before she was stopped.

Canine officer "Chief" searched the vehicle, and officers found the pipe, two small screwdrivers and scissors.

Grant received a citation for driving with suspended registration and a warning for the inoperable license plate light.

-- A 50-year-old Gardnerville woman was released Friday on her own recognizance to seek post-operative medical treatment.

East Fork Judge Tom Perkins told Sally Seagren she remained under supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing.

"I think you're being responsible with your medical treatment," Perkins said. "But I will guarantee you one thing. If DAS shows up at your house, you have to let them in. If you don't, I am going to have you locked up for 30 days."

Prosecutor Maria Pence asked Perkins to sentence Seagren to 30 days, then terminate her probation as unsuccessful.

Pence said Seagren had undergone in-patient treatment in January 2011, but continued to test positive for marijuana and methamphetamine, and earned a second charge of driving under the influence while the first was pending.

Seagren asked to be released because she thought she had a blood clot in her leg following surgery.

She was taken into custody for failures to appear for testing.

Seagren said she was taking prescribed medication for an infection.

A 26-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man was ordered to remain in Douglas County Jail until Sunday after admitting he drank beer, and was living with his girlfriend in violation of a no-contact order for a domestic battery charge.

Nyles Silva said he and the alleged victim wanted to be able to live together because they couldn't afford child care, and were in danger of losing their residence.

"All in all, it was just a big misunderstanding," Silva said.

He said tempers flared as they were moving, and he had been drinking.

Prosecutor Maria Pence asked East Fork Judge Tom Perkins to sentence Silva to 10 days in jail, but Silva said his girlfriend would lose her job if she didn't have him to watch their two boys.

"You're a little bit too smart," Perkins said. "When a judge orders you to do something, you have to do it, or you're getting locked up."

He ordered Silva released at 5 p.m. Sunday.

"If I see you again, you're going to do four months," Perkins said, referring to Silva's suspended sentence.

He told Silva to go through the proper channels to obtain a modification of a temporary restraining order.

A pre-trial conference is Wednesday for a 21-year-old Carson City man accused of selling heroin in an undercover drug operation by Douglas County's Street Enforcement Team and the TRI-NET Narcotics Task Force.

Che Brower appeared Friday in East Fork Justice Court, charged with felony sales or manufacturing of a controlled substance.

He is in Douglas County Jail on $25,000 bail.

According to court documents, DCSO had a controlled purchase with Brower on Oct. 19, 2011. TRI-NET had a case that involved drugs and a firearm, and a second that involved up to 50 heroin balloons.

Brower was arrested when he showed up to complete the third deal.

He was transferred to Douglas County Jail following a year in Nevada State prison.

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 30, 2012 08:12PM Published Nov 30, 2012 08:01PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.