Three arrested in meth raid

Chemicals and items used in the manufacture of controlled substances were among items found in a Friday raid that resulted three felony arrests of Carson City residents.

Carson City Sheriff's deputies, after investigating information that methamphetamine was being sold at a Columbia Way home, obtained a "no knock" search warrant Thursday and conducted the search Friday about 4 p.m.

Arrested in the 2200 block of Columbia were Mark Neill Thomas, 35, a mechanic; Julie Irene Thomas, 35, no occupation listed, and James Skipper Robinson, 50, no occupation listed, according to Chief Deputy Bernie Curtis. Each suspected was booked into the Carson City Jail on $20,000 bail.

The sheriff's Special Operations and Response Team made the entry to the home, Curtis said, and a sheriff's K-9 unit assisted detectives and deputies with the investigation of the scene.

Found at the home and in adjoining structures were assorted items and chemicals used in the manufacture of controlled substances, moderate amounts of suspected controlled substances, several items of narcotics paraphernalia and packaging materials, Curtis said.

Curtis said deputies investigating the initial reports about alleged drug sales developed additional information that allowed them to apply to Justice of the Peace Robey Willis for the search warrant.

Mark Thomas and Julie Thomas are each being investigated for alleged possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, sales of controlled substances, maintaining a place for the sales of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of child endangerment. Mark Thomas also is being investigated for alleged possession of an explosive device.

Robinson is suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the arrest report, the Thomases were in the main house, while Robinson was in a camp trailer. Found in the trailer were several items of paraphernalia along with equipment and chemicals for the manufacture of controlled substances, the report said. The arresting deputy wrote that Robinson stays in the trailer, but it is owned by the Thomases.

Besides the Thomases, children ages 3 and 14 were found in the home, according to the arrest report.

Additional paraphernalia was located in the home along with packaging materials and several "bindles" of different suspected controlled substances. Evidence demonstrating that the Thomases were selling and packaging controlled substances also were found in the home, according to the report.

The deputy also wrote that a length of a suspected explosive device was also removed from the house.


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