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(Mesquite, NV) – The Southern Area  Interdiction Narcotics Team (SAINT Task Force) on May 11, 2012 arrested 2  subjects for distributing a large amount of methamphetamine.  Albert Garcia and  Tiffany Acosta were arrested after being in possession of over a half pound of  methamphetamine.
SAINT Detectives were conducting surveillance on a  local hotel room when they observed a silver Chrysler 300 rental vehicle arrive  and park in the vicinity of the hotel room.

Tiffany Acosta, 31, of Stockton, California (MPD photo)

Tiffany Acosta, 31, of Stockton, California

The passenger (Garcia) left the  vehicle and walked up to the room when Detectives made contact with him and  located items of drug paraphernalia in his possession.    Detectives then made  contact with ACOSTA who was seated in the parked rental vehicle which was leased  in Sacramento, California by GARCIA just a few days prior.

Albert Garcia, 29, of Galt, California (MPD photo)

Albert Garcia, 29, of Galt, California

After  obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle through the Mesquite Justice Court,  Detectives deployed a K-9 narcotic detection dog “Bruiser” which then alerted to  the trunk area where Detectives then located approximately 232 grams of high  grade methamphetamine, concealed within the trunk area.  The street value of the  methamphetamine seized is valued at $23,200.00.
Albert Garcia, 29, of  Galt, California was charged with Level III Trafficking in a controlled  substance (methamphetamine), Transporting a controlled substance  (methamphetamine), Conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act  (methamphetamine), and Two (2) counts possession of drug  paraphernalia.

232 grams of high grade methamphetamine (MPD photo)

232 grams of high grade methamphetamine

Tiffany Acosta, 31, of Stockton, California was charged  with Level III Trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine),  Transporting a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Conspiracy to violate the  uniform controlled substance act (methamphetamine), and Driving while suspended.
Garcia and Acosta were processed at the Mesquite Detention Center and  then later transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las  Vegas.
The Southern Area Interdiction Narcotics Team is a combined Task  Force consisting of the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Investigation  Division and the Mesquite Police Department.

 

 

 

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