14 arrested in drug trafficking crackdown

MESQUITE, Nevada – Multiple people were arrested by Mesquite Police Thursday following a monthslong investigation by narcotics detectives.

“The Mesquite Police Investigative Services Division … concluded a lengthy investigation into the sales and trafficking of illegal controlled substances,” Mesquite Police said in a statement Friday.

Individuals allegedly were trafficking and distributing cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription medications in the Mesquite area. So far, 14 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

In addition to apprehending the suspects, police recovered suspected illegal drugs and paraphernalia, prescription medication and U.S. currency.

“Most of our community’s property crimes are related to the buying and selling of illegal drugs,” Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner said in the statement. “This investigation is a testament that we have no tolerance for this issue, and our police officers are doing a good job keeping our crime rate low, and our solvability rate one of the highest in Nevada.”

The suspects who have been formally charged at this juncture of the investigation include:

Brandyn Boothe, 20, faces: one felony count of sales of a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Bobby J. Abrams, 43, faces: two felony counts of sales of a controlled substance, one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, failure to register as a sex offender, and failure to update address as a sex offender.

Jeremy Martin, 39, faces: one felony count of sales of a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Kyle Hadland, 30, faces one felony count of sales of a controlled substance, one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, and felony trafficking of a controlled substance.

Andrew Perkinson, 22, faces: two felony counts of sales of a controlled substance, felony trafficking of a controlled substance, and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Maria Bryant, 50, faces: one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act and one felony count of unlawfully maintaining a place for unlawful sale or use of a controlled substance.

Roberta Brocius, 50, faces: two felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance, two felony counts of sales of a controlled substance, three felony counts of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Robert Eastley, 20, faces: one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance, one felony count of sales of a controlled substance, two felony counts of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, one felony count of cultivating, and five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jodi Jones, 46, faces: one felony count of sales of a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Austin Ray, 24, faces: one felony count of sales of a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Joshua Jones, 32, faces: two felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance, two felony counts of transporting a controlled substance, and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Sandra Eudave, 53, faces: one felony count of sales of a controlled substance.

Shanna Fife, 39, faces: one felony count of sales of a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Saline Facer, 34, faces: one felony count of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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28 Comments

  • ladybugavenger April 17, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Dang drug traffickers. Are they white?

    • Free Parking April 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Does it make a difference what color they are.?

      • ladybugavenger April 18, 2015 at 11:58 pm

        Ya it does…thought for sure they would get some of those Mexican drug cartel traffickers that come through utah

        • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 6:37 am

          Really..?

          • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 6:39 am

            Oh so your ok with whites and blacks dealing drugs just not Mexicans

          • ladybugavenger April 19, 2015 at 9:14 am

            Pull your head out of your ***

        • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

          LOL.. Welcome to Romper Room

  • abc123 April 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

    well, most of them Ladybug…. white and dumb. take a look at the younger ones facebooks. they just blast it to the world what kinda business they are in.

  • ladybugavenger April 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

    This war on drugs sounds great. But when I go to police about drug dealers dealing to my son and my son being the driver to the deals. And I want them all arrested and then the police question me about what kind of mother I am and continue to let them deal drugs. I went on a rampage and made sure my son lost his job ( we worked together at same place) was homeless and then he took off to Vegas and blah blah blah finally got caught with possession of stolen vehicle and possession of meth. Im the kind of mother that tried to stop her son going down further in the rabbit hole. No thanks to st George police, they treated me like I was a criminal. So screw your war on drugs! They pick and choose what will get them funding, they don’t care about the drugs! Unless its a bragging right of “look what I got”. I gave them the house, license plates, all they had to do was stop him on a traffic violation, and maybe my son would of woke up before he went further down….hey free parking, my son is white….so don’t you ever think I’m for drugs. What kind of mom am I ? I’m the mom who tried everything I had strength for to get my son arrested! To stop him! Update: After violating his probation on march 2nd for dirty drug test, he was given one more chance, an addition condition of probation, 6 months inpatient rehab, he’s been in rehab 2 days. When he called from jail, and when I visited him in jail, for the first time he said, and repeated, I’m done! we will see…..so screw you free parking!

  • ladybugavenger April 19, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I’m the mom that confronted the 31 yr old drug dealer selling to my 19 yr old son and using him as his slave, yeah but it got ugly and I didn’t want to be the one getting arrested so I then went to police and that was a waste of time and effort. So my son took off to vegas, no money, no home, he found more drug people, he was still 19, then 6 months later was arrested, at 19, the case has been going on and on, now my son is 21 in las Vegas rehab….are his eyes open? Well, only time will truly tell.

  • ladybugavenger April 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Do you what its like to have your son hate you? To have your son say, that these “drug” people are his family and treat him like family. Do you know what its like to not give up? Do you what its like to keep contacting your son with no replies? Do you know what its like to continue to warn your son he’s going to be arrested if he continues? Do you know what its like to have vision of your son in danger? Well, it sucks! But, this arrest for dirty test made the drug people turned on him because when the PO checked his phone and all the evidence was there and some other people were arrested the next day. I told my son many time before and once again… there is no loyalty amongst thieves and drug addicts…my son replied,there was loyalty, it sure looked like it, but In the end, No, there’s not…..after all that pain, do you know what it’s like to have your son send you a letter from jail telling you how much he loves you and appreciates you for everything you’ve done? it puts a smile on your face. Do you know what it feels like for your son to want to come back home after serving his time, its a dream come true. Do you know what its like to be able to have your son back in your life and help him get back on his feet after all these years? ( he had alot before the meth started again, a job, an apartment, a truck, building his credit to buy a house, all done on his own. ( and then he lost everything) he can get it all back and more, To watch that happen is a blessing.

  • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    LOL no thanks LBA I don’t want you screwing me. your not not my type…. Where do you get off thinking the world owes you a living…. Whaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaa my kid is on drugs… Wow on this whole planet your the only one that has to deal with family involved in drugs….. Whaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaa

  • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Btw your nuts if you think I read your rants LOL… Geeez take a chill pill and get a hobby

    • ladybugavenger April 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      You read every one of my rants 😉

  • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Pull your head out of your a@@

  • ladybugavenger April 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Oh no, to the contrary, you read every one of my posts 😉

  • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Whaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaa I have a family member on drugs… I didn’t have your stupid rants because it’s the same old stupid pathetic whining garbage you always post.. Whaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaa get your head out of your a@@

  • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Trust me I didn’t read your long winded pathetic oh poor me garbage.. because that’s all you ever talk about… Get a hobby

  • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    You’re to blame for your son being on drugs because you failed as a parent so deal with it

    • ladybugavenger April 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Watch out for karma, its parked right beside you, and soon will be knocking on your door

      • Jamie January 27, 2018 at 12:16 pm

        Munchausen much??? Sounds like she was trying to get her son killed… thank god SGPD knows better than to take the testimony of every distraught mommy as probable cause!! Are you nuts lady?

  • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    You should of taught your son the meaning of. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and then not blame the whole world for his poor choices like his whining mother does

    • ladybugavenger April 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

      I don’t blame the whole world, I blame police for not arresting him!!!

      • ladybugavenger April 20, 2015 at 11:09 am

        *Sgpd for not arresting him, but have no fear, he was finally arrested in Nevada…and what a relief it was 😉

  • Free Parking April 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Just think it’s almost election time and when Hillary becomes president you can blame her too

  • beentheredonethat April 20, 2015 at 7:10 am

    What a shame having to spend 420 in jail. Lol

  • sagemoon April 20, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Dang, some hostility in the comments here! I’m just glad a bunch of tweek and heroin dealers/users are caught. That is what is really important. Getting them off the streets for a while and finding them treatment. Nice job, Mesquite PD.

  • Jamie January 27, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    So MPD has one good week and decides to round up everyone at once? Please explain the connection any of these people have other than a plethora of random drugs? Could have just as easily been SWAT with a warrant round up… and how would every person arrested that night on warrant charges be connected?? To the point of conspiracy?? Come on we already know people buy and sell drugs. Not exactly great PR for such a small town dependant on tourism. I’d be interested to know the cop:citizen ratio in that town

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