Mayor’s son allegedly tests positive for drugs
August 9, 2005
CARSON CITY – Matthew Teixeira, the adult son of Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira, is on house arrest for allegedly testing positive for drugs while free on bail on a domestic battery charge.
According to Carson City Justice Court documents, an officer with the city’s alternative sentencing program contacted Teixeira at his wife’s business on July 28. Teixeira, 46, allegedly told the officer he’d used methamphetamine on July 24 and July 27. A urinalysis revealed opiates, marijuana and methamphetamine were in his system, according to court records. Teixeira was booked into the Carson City Jail on contempt of court. He was ordered released without bail to house arrest.
Teixeira was first arrested July 2 after allegedly stopping his wife from driving her vehicle and shoving her against a door hinge “causing her shirt to tear and the infliction of a small scratch on her right tricep,” according to an arrest report.
A trial on the battery and imprisonment charges related to that incident is set for Sept. 12
Mayor Teixeira was unavailable for comment.
A phone number listed for Matt Teixeira was no longer connected.
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