Gun search ends in drug bust

A Carson City man was arrested Tuesday on drug trafficking charges after detectives went to his Riley Circle home to question him about stolen guns.

Larry Ray Arthur, 49, unemployed, was arrested on suspicion of felony trafficking, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

According to the arrest report, detectives went to 5 Riley Circle on a Secret Witness tip that there may be stolen weapons inside.

Arthur invited detectives Bob Motamenpour and Dave Legros inside and denied any knowledge of the stolen guns, but voluntarily admitted he was an ex-felon out of Oregon on a drug conviction and he had a weapon in the home, Motamenpour wrote in his report.

When Legros was given permission to retrieve the weapon from Arthur's room, he allegedly found several weapons. Also allegedly recovered was a black nylon cylinder with methamphetamine inside, a tin can containing another jar of methamphetamine, glass pipes, rolling papers and marijuana. A scale with methamphetamine and two bongs were also allegedly found in the room. In all the meth weighted 24.1 grams, Motamenpour said.

Arthur is being held on $40,000 bail.

Contact reporter F.T. Norton at or 881-1213.


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