Mesquite Police Detectives Arrest  Drug Dealer  

On October 18th at approximately 8:30 p.m., Mesquite Police Detectives  concluded an ongoing investigation involving a drug dealer who made multiple sales of  dangerous crystal methamphetamines from various locations within Mesquite.  Detectives were able to safely take the suspect into custody following a traffic stop on  his vehicle.  

A highly trained and certified drug sniffing K9 was deployed and alerted to the scent of  illegal drugs inside the vehicle at the time of his arrest. During a search of the suspect’s  vehicle, detectives recovered 3.38 ounces of methamphetamine from a hidden  compartment and multiple items of drug paraphernalia.  

Steve Harry Yost, 62, of Mesquite, NV was arrested and charged with three felony counts  of sales of methamphetamine, felony high-level trafficking of methamphetamine, felony  mid-level trafficking of methamphetamine, felony high-level possession of  methamphetamine, felony transporting methamphetamine, felony possession of a  controlled substance with intent to sell, felony possession of a controlled substance, and  five misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Due to the felony charges, Yost was transported to the Clark County Detention Center in  Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Chief MaQuade Chesley stated “I applaud the many hours Mesquite detectives have  dedicated to getting this dangerous and extremely addictive illicit drug out of Mesquite.  Illegal drugs are often the reason behind many other crimes, so as we fight the drug  problem we are also fighting to reduce all crime in Mesquite and keeping this a safe city  we can all enjoy.”