Ranchos man must face drug charge
August 15, 2014
A Gardnerville Ranchos man was ordered to Douglas County District Court after a judge found sufficient evidence Friday that he had methamphetamine in his possession.
James David Goldberg, 56, was arrested June 16 after a traffic stop for failing to obey a stop sign.
Goldberg is denying the charge. He was arrested with April Adkisson, 45, who was allegedly found with methamphetamine in her purse. Goldberg is accused of having less than half a gram of methamphetamine in a metal tin.
Deputy Samantha Torres said she spotted Goldberg’s vehicle at about 11 p.m. after he pulled out of the Tillman Lane 7-Eleven.
She testified Goldberg rolled through the stop sign at Tillman and Kimmerling Road and then had trouble maintaining his lane.
She turned on her emergency lights and called in Goldberg’s license plate. When she learned who the vehicle was registered to, she called for back up from a K-9 deputy and then contacted Goldberg.
When asked why he was having trouble, she testified Goldberg said “I have a hot burrito in my lap.”
Defense attorney Derrick Lopez asked Torres why she called for a drug dog, and she replied it was because she was aware of Goldberg’s drug history.
East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins set an Aug. 25 date for Goldberg to appear in Douglas County District Court. He is free on his own recognizance.
Goldberg was convicted of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act and sentenced to a suspended 12-36-month prison term in 2007.