SLEDNET arrests three for drugs |

SLEDNET arrests three for drugs

Three people were arrested on drug charges after surveillance by SLEDNET, South Shore’s multiagency drug enforcement team, located a man wanted for parole violations.

SLEDNET officers spotted Doug Best, 31, of South Lake Tahoe at Lakeside Inn & Casino Wednesday evening. They tailed him back to his home at the 1100 block of Sonora Avenue.

“Driving home he knew he was being followed,” said SLEDNET Task Force Cmdr. Chris Elliott.

In his house, Baker allegedly tried to flush three packets of methamphetamine down a toilet before he attempted to sneak out a bathroom window. South Lake Tahoe police officers caught Baker as he came out of the window.

“He admitted attempted to flush narcotics down the toilet, but it didn’t work – we found them floating in the water,” Elliott said.

The packages contained 2.8 grams of the suspected drug. Elliott said officers also found a scale and opened packages containing suspected meth residue.

Best was booked for parole violation and possession of methamphetamine for sale. Officers also booked his wife, Michelle Best, 22, for possession of meth for sale and a probation violation. Both were held without bail.

While SLEDNET officers continued their search, Geoff Goodwin, 31, of Nevada, stopped at the home looking for Doug Best. After finding six packets of suspected meth weighing 8.5 grams, officers booked Goodwin for possession of meth for sale, with his bail set at $15,000.

The street value of all the seized drugs was $790.

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