Second subject admits meth trafficking

A second person involved in a methamphetamine trafficking ring admitted to a drug felony on Monday.

Alexis Rae Johnson, 29, faces 1-10 years in prison after she admitted attempted trafficking.

Johnson could also receive probation when she is sentenced on Dec. 14.

Johnson, Susan Hinton, 57 and Demariea Antoine Doucet, 27, were arrested on Sept. 17 in Reno in connection with a July 21 sale of 4 ounces of methamphetamine.

Hinton entered a guilty plea to felony trafficking in October and faces 8-20 years in prison at her Nov. 30 sentencing. Doucet is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Nov. 13.

A Gardnerville woman who sold 7.7 grams of methamphetamine admitted Monday to a felony count of attempt to sell a controlled substance.

April Marie Ryburn, 41, faces up to 1-5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine at her Dec. 14 sentencing.

The judge warned attorneys that a convicted felon arrested with a firearm in June could face prison time.

Shawn Eugene Conners faces 1-5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine after he entered a guilty plea on Tuesday.

Under an agreement, prosecutors are recommending probation.

District Judge Tod Young said that Conners’ attorney Matthew Ence should be prepared with an argument why his client shouldn’t go to prison.

“You’re going to need to convince me he shouldn’t go to prison,” Young said in setting a Jan. 5 sentencing.

A Fallon man was granted probation after he admitted to possession of methamphetamine.

Chester Edwin Anderson, 44, was arrested Aug. 1 with 11 grams of methamphetamine.

Prosecutor Matthew Johnson sought a year in jail as a condition of Anderson’s probation.

While possession typically requires mandatory probation, Anderson has four prior felonies.

“That’s a lot,” District Judge Tod Young said. “Enough of them have to do with drugs that you need to know better.”

Anderson received a suspended 12-30-month sentence.

A Gardnerville man was permitted to participate in a drug diversion program after he admitted to possession of heroin.

Mark Edwin Graham, 25, would have received probation in connection with the Oct. 13 charge.

Sentencing was continued a week for a Gardnerville woman, who’s facing mandatory prison, for felony driving under the influence.

Dana Ruth Linehan was removed from DUI diversion after being accused of at least three alternative sentencing violations.

Linehan’s attorney John Malone said she wanted to do her time.

However, when it came time for Linehan to speak, she denied driving herself to alternative sentencing or being any kind of addict.

She claimed that the judge had already sentenced her, which he hadn’t. District Judge Tod Young gave Malone time to review the alternative sentencing reports and determine whether he wanted to challenge them.

A third DUI in seven years is a felony punishable by a mandatory 1-6-year prison term. Linehan was allowed to participate in a program that would have avoided the felony and the mandatory sentence.


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