Methamphetamine transporter gets 4-10 years in prison

Calvin Davis

Calvin Davis


A Californian arrested with 7.5 ounces of methamphetamine received 4-10 years in prison on Tuesday under an agreement with prosecutors.

Calvin Aaron Davis, 50, admitted in October to two counts of transporting a controlled substance. 

Under a stipulation, he was sentenced to 2-5 years on each count, which must be served consecutively.

Davis was arrested May 6, 2021, after a K-9 detected the methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

“This is something that happened in my life I’m trying to put behind me,” Davis told District Judge Tod Young on Tuesday.

Pointing out that Davis appeared in court with the expectation of going to prison, he granted a request to surrender to prison on March 11 so he could help his elderly parents.

Davis has a significant prison record having been paroled most recently in 2018 after being convicted of several counts of burglary.

A passenger in Davis’ vehicle received suspended consecutive 1-3-year prison sentences on the same charge. 

Chana Yvonne Smith, 46, did have drugs on her person when the arrest occurred. 

• A man, who has been to prison at least three times, will head back after he was sentenced to 1-3 years for giving someone else’s identity to avoid a traffic warrant.

Andrew David Stiefel, 48, was arrested Nov. 11, 2021, after the driver of the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over. 

“It’s a good portrayal of the mess I’ve made of my life,” Stiefel told District Judge Tod Young. “I do fine when I’m in a building somewhere. I’m not afraid of going to prison. I’m afraid of what happens when I get out.”

Young recited Stiefel’s history of issues with law enforcement officers, saying that while giving a false identity isn’t the crime of the century, it is a felony.

The driver of the vehicle received a diversion after she admitted to possession of a controlled substance

Tanya Louise Bechthold, 38, for possession of methamphetamine.

If she succeeds at the program, her case will be dismissed.

• A $5,000 warrant was issued for Eric Charles Detrick who failed to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Monday. Detrick was admitting to a third offense possession of a controlled substance, possession of a credit card without owner’s consent and one count of child endangerment. 

• Robert Blaik Jorgenson pleaded guilty to a count of third offence possession of a controlled substance and an alternative sentencing violation. Jorgenson faces a maximum of 48 months and a $5,000 fine. He is being held with no bail pending sentencing. 

• A Carson City man who was accused of using his mother’s credit card and stealing a check she received in refinancing her home, received 36 months in prison with 67 days served Monday in Douglas County District Court. 

Matthew Joseph Cryer, 21, used the card to stay at Silver City RV Park when charges for the space were rejected. According to court documents, Cryer was arrested for failing to register as an ex-felon after he said he had three felony convictions. 

• A man who texted a photo of a handgun before breaking into a Ranchos home received probation on a charge of home invasion last week.

Ryan David Lee King, 26, faces 2-5 years in prison should he violate his suspended sentence over the next three years. King admitted he was drinking alcohol on Aug. 30 when he texted a picture of a gun to his former girlfriend.


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