Selling fake drugs leads to fraud charges for Carson City man
That most of 2 pounds of a white powdery substance allegedly sold by a Carson City man wasn’t methamphetamine actually resulted in additional charges.
Daniel W. Martinez, 32, is facing a charge of trafficking near a public park or playground and two counts obtaining money by false pretenses in Douglas County District Court on July 9.
Martinez waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday on all three felonies.
According to court documents, he sold 112 grams of what allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine on April 11.
On April 13, he reportedly sold more than a pound of a white substance that turned out to be rocks. Ten days later another buy involved 178 grams of what turned out to be salt.
The sales allegedly took place at Topsy Lane, which is within 1,000 feet of Fuji Park, according to prosecutors. Martinez is represented by Maria Pence.
■ A Pine Nut resident who was arrested after deputies received a report someone was smoking drugs in the Lampe Park parking lot will face a felony drug charge in district court.
Luke Reeves, 39, was booked April 19 after deputies spotted his vehicle and followed him to downtown Gardnerville.
He was arrested for driving under the influence after failing a field sobriety test. About 5.4 grams of black tar heroin was allegedly found on his person.
He faces a July 29 arraignment in Douglas County District Court. He is represented by Melissa Rosenthal.
■ A Carson City woman waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court on two counts of possession of methamphetamine.
Kelly Erickson, 41, is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on July 9 after authorities allegedly found the drug in her bra.
She was arrested June 16 at the Topsy Walmart in response to a shoplifting complaint.