Drug dealers taken into custody

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Nichole Welbourne

Nichole Welbourne

On Aug. 24 Mesquite Police narcotics detectives concluded an investigation involving a Cedar City resident who was routinely transporting and distributing illegal drugs in Mesquite. At approximately 8:30 a.m. narcotics detectives safely took their suspect into custody while at the Virgin River Casino. Detectives also detained four other individuals who were with the suspect when he was taken into custody. The detectives’ investigation found the other individuals were in possession of methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia used for ingesting heroin, and marijuana.

David Ruder

David Ruder

David Ruder, 33, of Cedar City, UT was arrested and charged with one felony count of sales of a controlled substance (meth), three felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance (meth), and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act.

Brittany Jensen, 26, of Phoenix, AZ was arrested and charged with one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act.

Nichole Welbourne, 39, of Cedar City, UT was arrested and charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth).

Michael Thanasulas, 34, of Las Vegas, NV was cited and released with a court date for one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brittany Jensen

Brittany Jensen

Cassandra Delutri, 35, of Las Vegas, NV was cited and released with a court date for one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Due to the felony charges the three suspects taken into custody were transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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Mesquite Police Department Website: http://police.mesquitenv.gov/

Comments

  1. Ruth Pacheco says:

    Hooray for our MPD for all the work they do to keep scum like this out of our wonderful town!!

  2. None of these people are scum. They are people with feelings and families just like you, and you don’t know their stories or what led them to this. The information in this article isn’t fact until proven in a court of law and will never even give you a percentage of the real story, the way it played out. Any educated idiot can tell you that you can’t believe half of what you see or read in the news and no one is benefitting from you turning your nose up in disgust. If you are legitimately concerned about your community, then maybe instead of making snide or hurtful comments on the Internet about people and circumstances you know nothing about, perhaps try educating yourself and finding a way to benefit the community positively by contributing to a means of prevention or by seeking a solution(s) to the real issue here, addiction. Addictiom hurts. And it has become an epidemic in this country. People need to be offered the opportunity and means to recover, including resources to obtain gainful employment so that they don’t rely on this lifestyle as means to get by. I may have made the acquaintance of one of these young ladies and she isn’t some big time drug dealer or scumbag. She didn’t have a record and hadn’t ever been arrested prior to this. She isn’t out robbing or hurting people. She is a young lady who has clearly gotten herself involved in something bad, something way over her head, and this is unfortunately a lesson she probably had to learn the hard way in order to turn it all around, but she, along with everyone else involved, is a human being that has a story, that makes mistakes, and that deserves the opportunity to move forward and move on without being publicly shamed by total strangers. These people need love and support more than anyone!

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