Carson City man faces six years in prison after admitting drug sales
August 27, 2018
A Carson City man faces up to six years in prison and a $20,000 fine after he admitted to selling psilocybin mushrooms in Douglas County District Court on Monday.
Ryan B. Mueller, 30, was pulled over March 30 on Dresslerville Lane for a traffic infraction when a background check revealed his license was suspended.
He was taken into custody and during a search of his vehicle, deputies discovered a pound of marijuana and 7 grams of psilocybin.
Mueller was ordered released on his own recognizance on Monday.
■ A Gardnerville Ranchos woman will find out in October whether her drug abuse will lead to prison.
Rachel Kristine Zacharias, 33, faces 1-4 years in prison after she admitted Aug. 20 to felony possession of heroin.
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Zacharias was arrested May 10 after she nodded off at the wheel of her car while it was in gear.
She was arrested again in Carson City on a similar charge on Aug. 3.
Defense attorney Maria Pence submitted a petition for drug or mental health court for Zacharias. That petition was opposed by prosecutor Ric Casper, who said her record indicated she was not a good candidate for either program.
Zacharias graduated from drug court in 2010-12, but was convicted of felony burglary in California in 2016, and is still on probation.
■ A man who admitted he was a heroin addict was granted diversion on condition he attended Western Regional Drug Court.
Michael A. Pesci, 23, admitted one count of felony possession of heroin. He was arrested Aug. 5 in Stateline.
If he is successful in the 2-3-year program, the felony will be dismissed. If he fails, he faces 1-4 years in prison, though possession cases generally carry mandatory probation.
■ A 48-year-old man admitted to a count of possession of a controlled substance Aug. 20.
Shannon R. Trumpower faces 1-4 years in prison on Oct. 15 for possession of methamphetamine.
■ A 28-year-old man was permitted to attend Western Regional Drug Court on Aug. 20 as part of a drug diversion.
Mitchell Campbell-Soyland was arrested with methamphetamine on June 25.
He admitted to a count of possession of a controlled substance. If he completes the program the felony will be dropped.