3 Utah residents arrested for trafficking, selling methamphetamine

MESQUITE, Nev. – Mesquite Police continue to crack down on their zero drug tolerance, arresting three Utah men last Tuesday for drug distribution in Mesquite, Nevada, following a narcotics investigation into the sale and trafficking of methamphetamine.

Mesquite Police Narcotics detectives concluded an investigation involving controlled purchases of illegal drugs from three suspects, according to a press statement issued by the Mesquite Police Department Monday.

“At the time of the arrest, additional trafficking amounts of methamphetamines were recovered on the suspects,” the statement said. “A search warrant was executed on their vehicle, which resulted in additional amounts of drug paraphernalia and possible stolen property being located.”

Billiejo Lange, 34, of Eagle Mountain, was arrested and charged with felony selling of a controlled substance (meth), felony selling of a controlled substance in the presence of a child, felony high level trafficking of a controlled substance, felony trafficking of a controlled substance, and two felony counts of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Benjamin White, 46, of St. George, was arrested and charged with felony high level trafficking of a controlled substance (meth), felony trafficking of a controlled substance, and felony conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Brad Monson, 39, of La Verkin, was arrested and charged with felony selling of a controlled substance (meth), felony selling of a controlled substance in the presence of a child, felony conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, and felony transporting a controlled substance (meth).

The Police Department is asking anyone who sees suspicious activity in their neighborhood, or anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity, to call the Mesquite Police Investigations crime tip line at 702-346-8826.

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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4 Comments

  • 42214 June 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    How is 3 area residents jailed for meth a news story? This area is saturated with tweekers. This should be an everyday occurrence.

  • sagemoon June 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Dang tweekers.

  • ladybugavenger June 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    This place is infested with drugs. The only difference between st george and any other city is population. The more population the more drugs. A lot of drugs here in this city. Most turn a blind eye to it and make excuses but Mormons are not immune to drug addiction. Open your Mormon eyes, you’re kids are doing drugs behind your back. ( I spelled Mormon correctly 3 times in one post, i’m so proud)

  • fun bag June 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Repeat after me: “there is no meth in Mayberry”. Now go and confess to your bishop for even thinking such a thing!

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