Drug sales case in court next week

A Minden man is scheduled to appear Thursday in East Fork Justice Court on multiple drug sale felonies after he was arrested last month.

Jesse Leroy Smith, 39, is accused of selling cocaine and M-30 oxycodone pills on May 4 and 6.

He was taken into custody on May 18 after a traffic stop where investigators seized 22 more M-30 pills and a gram of what authorities believe to be cocaine.

He is facing three charges of sales of a controlled substance one charge of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm.

• A California woman arrested on a warrant late Monday night faces multiple drug and weapons charges in Douglas County.

Ruby Sue Haworth, 22, was driving north on Highway 395 around 9 p.m. when a deputy conducted a traffic stop near Grant Avenue.

The 2004 Volkswagen Passat had expired plates, registration, and Haworth didn’t possess a drivers license or insurance.

She told the deputy she and her passenger, Nicholas Price Defressine, were coming home from Bridgeport.

A background check revealed a $100,000 warrant on a weapons charge. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found four loaded hypodermics inside a purse that indicated it belonged to Haworth.

Defressine, 29, was booked on a drug possession charge.

Both are scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

• Several political signs belonging to David Burns’ campaign have been reported stolen or vandalized.

The signs were taken from yards where they were placed along East Valley Road, including 12 yard signs and one larger sign 2 by 4 feet in size.

Burns had previously reported signs being vandalized on April 20.

The missing signs reported value was around $220.



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