Missing dad in custody in Bridgeport

A 49-year-old California man was arrested Tuesday in Bridgeport on charges of possession and sales of methamphetamine a day before his son in Gardnerville reported him missing.

Roger Conroy Sr. of Mariposa, Calif., was in Mono County Jail on $15,000 bail facing numerous charges including possession of a controlled substance for sales and transportation of a controlled substance.

Mono County Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger said Friday that Conroy was arrested at 4 p.m. July 27 after he was pulled over for speeding and erratic driving.

Obenberger said Conroy appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and was arrested. A deputy searched his vehicle and located several small plastic bags containing methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia.

Conroy's son reported him missing to Douglas County authorities on Wednesday, when his father would have been in custody in Bridgeport.

The son said his father was visiting from California and staying with him at his home on Mitch Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

He said he last saw his father on Tuesday when he left the residence to get automotive parts.

He told Douglas deputies his father was a gambler and may be at a local casino. He said he checked the medical facilities in Carson Valley and Carson City, but there was no sign of the elder Conroy. He said he didn't suspect foul play.

On Friday, Mono County authorities reported Conroy in custody.


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