Mesquite PD Arrests Probationer on Meth Charges

On April 26, at approximately 7 a.m., Mesquite Police Officers responded to a local residence to investigate a domestic dispute.  While at the residence, officers learned of possible drug activity and investigated further.  A female, who was currently on supervised probation for sales of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, was found to be using crystal meth.  Officers located crystal meth in the home as well as drug paraphernalia items.  The female was taken into custody for the felony drug possession charges as well as her probation violations.

Roberta Franco, 46, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance (meth) and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was also charged with violation of her felony probation.

Roberta Franco was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.



  1. Steve Clutterham says:

    This makes me so sad. She spent years helping so many in this town. Helped feed them when they had nothing. Helped so many families receive financial aid so they could get by on their meager minimum wage jobs. Cared for our elderly when no one else would. Too bad we can’t find a way to reach her now when it’s she who has hit rock bottom. Don’t give up Roberta, you will find the strength to break this killer addiction. I know you will.

    • Teri Nehrenz says:

      Those are exactly the words people need to hear. Thank you Steve. Addiction has the potential to hit any of us. I agree, don’t give up. Nothing is hopeless and you CAN overcome this. She did so much for people, I remember…when I was a property manager at Desert Shade, she was always there helping the families that needed it. A true loving soul, I’m so sorry she’s fighting with this and losing at this point. She doesn’t deserve it.

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