More Police Blotter
Wednesday, Feb. 28
10:59 p.m., 700 block of U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove- drug trafficking. Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled over a car for swerving while traveling west on U.S. Highway 50 near Zephyr Cove Resort. Two persons were in the vehicle, Daniel Lambert, 39, and Jimmy Jones, 49. The officer noticed that the driver, Lambert’s, eyes were red and glazed, but there was no scent of alcohol. The officer asked the Lambert to step out of the car to perform a sobriety test. Lambert failed. The officer asked if he could search the car. Jones informed the deputy that it was his friend’s car. Jones’ friend was not present and Jones would not give the officer permission to search the car without his friend’s consent. The officer found that Jones and his friend, both carry Nevada drivers licenses, despite the fact that the car carried California license plates. The officer informed Jones that he was going to impound the car because it was not registered in Nevada. While helping Jones and Lambert to retrieve some personal items from the car, the deputy found 468 grams of methamphetamine and an electronic scale. Jones and Lambert were transported to Lake Jail and booked on drug trafficking charges.
Tuesday, March 13
3:05 a.m., Caesars Tahoe – battery. Ryan Strickland, 24, of South Lake Tahoe, was being escorted out of Caesars by security officers when he began yelling profanity. Security told him he was being arrested for disorderly conduct. When the officer tried to handcuff the suspect, Strickland hit the officer in the chest, neck and chin with his forearm. Other security officers tackled Strickland and detained him until Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrived. The security officer who was assaulted suffered a sprained ankle.
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