Charges dropped in drug bust

Charges have been dropped against three of the four men arrested in a drug raid that occurred early July 25.

Luis Ortega-Aguleria, 22; Nicasio Ramirez-Bidana, 19, and Fabian Sanches, 44, were taken into custody on Thursday by the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency pending possible deportation proceedings, but have been cleared in connection with cocaine reportedly discovered in the Gardnerville Ranchos home where they were living.

Isaias Leon, 24, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday and was arraigned in Spanish by Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl.

Leon is facing charges of sales of a controlled substance and sales within 1,000 feet of a public park. He's being held in Douglas County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

- A Gardnerville man was sentenced to 2-5 years in Nevada State Prison for second felony driving under the influence.

Robert Gregory, 54, was arrested March 12, for driving under the influence.

"I told him 'it's not a crime for you to sit at home and drink yourself silly,'" Attorney Mike Roeser told District Judge Dave Gamble. "But you can't get in a car and drive."

Gregory had been taking care of his parents prior to his arrest, when his brother called the police on him. Both his parents died within a month of each other in spring.

"You've been through as many bad things as anyone I've ever seen," Gamble said. "But, I'm not overlooking what you've done wrong."

Gamble said he was astonished in the change in Gregory since his arrest.

"The change in your presence and letters has been pretty neat," Gamble said. "But this section of your life is closed. You have to have a life separate from alcohol."

- A teenager on probation for a drug trafficking charge faces a new charge for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Dustin Robertson, 18, was arrested early on the morning of July 26 after deputies received a report of a juvenile party on Bumblebee Drive.

Robertson told Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl that he was on probation for trafficking when he was arrested.

Robertson is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday after he waived a preliminary hearing.

Robertson was one of five people arrested in June for allegedly selling mushrooms and pills commonly referred to as mollies, which are similar to Ecstasy. Robertson admitted two counts of trafficking, one count of sales and another of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

His mother told EnEarl that Robertson suffered from substance abuse issues.


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