Pair arrested in suspected Lake Tahoe meth trafficking
August 9, 2008
A telephone tip regarding the wheareabouts of two alleged and sought after Lake Tahoe area methamphetmine dealers led to their arrests on Friday, authorities said.
Kimberly Ann Lopes, 26, and Aaron Winton, 39, both believed to be of the south shore Lake Tahoe area, were arrested Friday afternoon on various drug-related charges.
Winton was arrested on San Franscisco Avenue, while Lopes was found in an Al Tahoe home. Winton had six grams of suspected methamphetamine in his poessession, while Lopes had three-plus ounces, said Sgt. Brad Williams of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.
The street value of the drugs is more than $3,000, Williams said.
Both suspects are parolees and have been on the run from various law enforcement agencies for more than a year, Williams said.
“They both have been sought after by agencies from the Bay Area to Nevada. In one instance patrol cars were rammed. A lot of people have been looking for these two,” Williams said.
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Winton is being held at the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe on $7,500 bail for alleged posession of a controlled substance and violation of his parole.
Lopes is being held on $110,000 bail at El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe. Among the charges are two counts of transportation of a controlled substances, probation violation, violation of parole and a fugitive warrant in Douglas County, Nevada.