A Carson City couple is in custody on multiple drug trafficking charges following their arrest July 26 with the assistance of a drug-detecting canine officer.
David Daniel Johnson, 51, is charged with three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. He is in Douglas County Jail on $56,783 bail.
Angela Dawn Cannon, 41, is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. Her bail is $38,146.
According to reports, Johnson and Cannon were arrested at 6 p.m. July 26 as they were leaving a home on Leonard Road in Gardnerville.
Officers had a felony drug trafficking warrant for Johnson and instituted a felony traffic stop.
With weapons drawn, officers ordered Cannon and Johnson out of the vehicle on Yellow Jacket Lane, just east of the intersection of Tillman Lane.
Both suspects were handcuffed, and officers conducted an exterior sniff with canine officer Akiva. The deputy ordered a search warrant after Akiva showed a positive alert for narcotics.
A search of Johnson turned up numerous small plastic bags inside a larger bag with a zip closure. Several small crystals were located in the bottom of the larger bag indicative of methamphetamine.
Deputies also found $590 cash in Johnson’s pocket, a tin box with more bags containing resident consistent with methamphetamine and rolled smoking paper containing marijuana.
Officers told Cannon they were seeking a search warrant, but she was free to leave. She tried to get her purse which was in the vehicle, and complained she was being unlawfully detained.
Officers told her she could not remove the purse until it was searched and she would be charged with obstruction if she continued to try to retrieve it.
With the search warrant, deputies searched Cannon’s purse which contained hypodermic needles, methamphetamine, cotton, plastic bags and other items.
More methamphetamine was found in the vehicle with marijuana.
The total weight of methamphetamine was 19.7 grams, according to reports, along with four grams of marijuana.
The vehicle was seized, and Cannon and Johnson were placed in custody.
Cannon is being represented by attorney Kris Brown and is to appear Friday in East Fork Justice Court.
Johnson is represented by attorney Jamie Henry. His next court appearance is Aug. 21.