Soccer mom faces 21 charges in drug case

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

A woman arrested during an early morning June 14 warrant service on a Stodick Estates apartment was allegedly helping coach a youth soccer game when she took a break to conduct a drug sale, according to new charges filed against her.

Janie Michelle Phillips, 35, is facing 21 counts after prosecutors amended charging documents filed in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

Phillips asked the court for a week to hire her own attorney after waiving a speedy preliminary hearing. She is scheduled to return on June 28.

According to court documents, Phillips was at Stodick Park in Gardnerville assisting with a youth soccer game on April 26 where she arranged to meet a buyer. The buyer said Phillips’ child led him to where the drugs were located for the exchange.

At a May 5 transaction, where her daughter allegedly turned up, she told the buyer that her dog ate an ounce of the psilocybin mushrooms in the apartment, so she told co-defendant Luke Reeves to put them in the freezer. Authorities referred to Reeves as Phillips’ “significant other” and was living in the apartment. A previous story interpreted that to mean they were married, but could be inaccurate.

It’s alleged that Phillips and Reeves were present for a May 11 transaction. Phillips is also charged with sales that transpired on May 24 and 26.

Prosecutors filed a half-dozen charges of child abuse or neglect, five counts of sales of a controlled substance, five counts of allowing a child to be present at a drug transaction, maintaining a place for unlawful use of a controlled substance, conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Reeves, 43, faces one count of felony child abuse or neglect, conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, maintaining a place for unlawful use of a controlled substance and four counts of possession of paraphernalia.

He is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Monday morning.

He was released on a $5,003 bail bond the day of the 3 a.m. arrest on June 14.


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