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Drug Ring Busted by SAINT
Posting Date: 07/10/2012

Jeff Smith, Mesquite Police Dept

On July 3rd, the Southern Area Interdiction Narcotics Team (SAINT) Detectives observed a subject, identified as Benjamin Graff, conducting a narcotics transaction in a hotel parking lot in Mesquite.

On July 4th, Detectives observed Graff conduct a second narcotics transaction at another location in Mesquite and then get into a vehicle occupied by two associates, identified as Weston Johnson and Lainey Webb.

Detectives conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and obtained written consent to search the vehicle for controlled substances. During the traffic stop, Johnson and Webb were found to be in possession of US currency associated to the second narcotic transaction, conducted by Graff.

Benjamin Graff,

32 of Post Falls, Idaho was arrested and charged with 2 counts sale of a controlled substance and 1 count conspiracy to sale a controlled substance.

Weston Johnson, 29, of Cedar City, Utah was arrested and charged with 1 count sale of a controlled substance and 1 count conspiracy to sale a controlled substance.

Lainey Webb, 22, of Cedar City, Utah was arrested and charged with 1 count sale of a controlled substance and 1 count conspiracy to sale a controlled substance.

The Southern Area Interdiction Narcotics Team is a joint Narcotics Task Force, consisting of the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Investigation Division and the Mesquite Police Department.

 

Commentary
  • Posted Date: 07/10/2012
    Drug ring is kinda vague, how much drugs, cash, etc. A major ring or a itty bitty ring?
    By: Bill
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  • Posted Date: 07/10/2012
    The police asked for and received permission to search the vehicle for controlled substances and found none - and then arrested them for possession of money? Did the police observe them breaking the traffic laws? or show probable cause to a judge to get a warrant? Or do they just not follow those rules anymore?
    By: scared of police
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  • Posted Date: 07/11/2012
    What they fail to say here and everywhere else that tells this Story is that after being humiliated and put in a place very similar to hell the charges on Weston Johnson and lainee Webb were dropped due to lack of evidence ordered by the county D A. Few people ever hear that part good job reporting and getting the right story! ;-)
    By: Weston
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