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March 26, 2013
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Tahoe couple arrested on weapons, drug charges

Police arrested a South Lake Tahoe couple on drug and weapons charges Monday after allegedly witnessing a motorcycle club member purchase methamphetamine in a parking lot near the “Y.”

Ryan Marino, 29, and Shaleen Miller, 37, were arrested Monday morning after officer Travis Cabral saw Marino purchase methamphetamine, according to a Monday statement from the city.

After watching Marino conduct the transaction, Cabral stopped the Brotherhood Motorcycle Club member outside his home on the 1800 block of 10th street, according to the statement.

Cabral then searched Marino and allegedly found a hunting knife, hypodermic syringes and clear plastic bags of methamphetamine weighing about a half ounce each.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers searched Marino’s home, and found a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, a flare pistol and drug packaging paraphernalia, according to the statement.

Marino was arrested on charges including suspicion of transporting a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to online booking information.

Miller was arrested on manufacturing a short-barrel gun, being a felon in a possession and maintaining a residence where drugs are sold or used, according to the information.

Miller and Marino remained in custody in El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe Tuesday afternoon. It is unknown whether they have attorneys.

The city did not release the business associated with the parking lot in which the alleged drug transaction took place. Police will ask El Dorado County Prosecutors to pursue enhancements against Marino and Miller for committing crimes in furtherance of a criminal street gang, according to the statement.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and could include additional arrests.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 29, 2013 04:23PM Published Mar 28, 2013 11:15AM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.