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(MESQUITE, Nev.) – Mesquite Police Officers stopped a black Volkswagen passenger vehicle which was traveling northbound on Interstate 15 for a routine traffic violation during the early morning hours of Mach 10th.

Officers conducted a K-9 “sniff” of the air around the exterior of the vehicle. K-9, Noro reacted to an odor in the area of the vehicles trunk. Officers searched the trunk and located five containers which were vacuum sealed and wrapped in tape.

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David Pinney. MP Photo
                                                                                                       David Pinney
Gregory Morgan. MP Photo

                                                                                                     Gregory Morgan

Officers conducted a preliminary Narcotics Identification System (NIK) test which the contents of the containers showed positive for Methamphetamine. The six pounds of Methamphetamine has an estimated value of $270,000.

Arrested were Gregory Morgan, 26, of Cass Lake, Minnesota and David Pinney, 35, of Maples, Minnesota for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. Morgan and Pinney were taken to the Mesquite Detention Center (MDC) for processing and then later transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.

“It is a known fact drugs travel up and down the I-15 corridor”, said Chief Troy Tanner. “I am proud of MPD officers and their proactive approach to drug enforcement”.



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