Mesquite PD Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearm Arrests

David Olivares

On May 12 at approximately 4 p.m., a Mesquite Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Hafen Ln and Mesquite Blvd.  The officer observed evidence the driver was possibly impaired and began investigating further.  The driver was subsequently taken into custody due to his impairment.  The passenger in the vehicle was found to have an active warrant for his arrest and was also taken into custody.  Once both occupants were in custody, officers began an inventory of the vehicle and found over 5 pounds of marijuana, cocaine, and a stolen .40 caliber handgun.  Mesquite Detectives then secured a search warrant to conduct a more thorough search of the vehicle which yielded further drug paraphernalia items.

Oscar Campos-Mendoza

David Olivares, 22, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a stolen firearm, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence (DUI marijuana), one misdemeanor count of basic speed violation, and one misdemeanor count of no proof of vehicle insurance.

Oscar Campos-Mendoza, 27, of Mesquite NV, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).

Due to the felony charges, both suspects were transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

 

 

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Mesquite Police Department Website:

http://police.mesquitenv.gov/

Comments

  1. Darlene Tornes says:

    Way to go Mesquite Police Dept , and for the chief Troy for doing their usual good job.

  2. Steve Clutterham says:

    Great job MPD, keep this trash out of our great city/

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