Drug paraphernalia seized from liquor stores
December 15, 2006
Drug paraphernalia including hundreds of glass pipes, several water pipes, digital scales and hashish grinders were seized Thursday from two Carson Valley liquor stores.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported that no arrests were made pending a review by the District Attorney’s office.
Sale of drug paraphernalia is a Category E felony.
A store manager for Lucky Liquor declined comment. The manager at Rancho Liquors could not be reached.
The sheriff’s office Street Enforcement Team was tipped to the paraphernalia sales by a Douglas High School student arrested on campus for distributing marijuana.
According to reports, he told the deputy assigned to the high school that he obtained a pipe at Rancho Liquors on Langley Drive.
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Officers also discovered that paraphernalia was available at Lucky Liquor on Highway 395 in Gardnerville.
After undercover officers made a number of purchases from both stores, investigators obtained search warrants.
They seized 33 marijuana pipes, five water bongs, 632 glass pipes commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and other miscellaneous drug paraphernalia at Lucky Liquor.
From Ranchos Liquor, investigators seized 18 marijuana pipes, two water bongs, 21 hashish grinders, four digital scales commonly used to weigh drugs and 67 glass pipes.