Discovery of 20 pounds of marijuana earns Mesquite man a trip to jail

Police escort from Mesquite Police Department on Interstate 15 near St. George, Utah, Jan. 20, 2016 | File photo by Michael Durrant, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The discovery of a large amount of marijuana at a Mesquite, Nevada, home led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man last week.

Saul Garcia-Sandoval, of Mesquite, Nevada, booking photo, Jan. 4, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

Around 8:30 a.m., Thursday, a Mesquite Police officer was conducting a home inspection for a drug court participant when he discovered what appeared to a large amount of marijuana that had been hidden inside, according to a press release from the Mesquite Police Department.

After additional officers were called in and a search warrant obtained, detectives entered the home and found an estimated 20 pounds worth of marijuana and edible candies that were packaged to sell.

Police determined the drugs did not belong to the drug court participant, but rather Saul Garcia-Sandoval, of Mesquite, who also lived at the home.

Garcia-Sandoval was safely taken into custody and taken to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. He was charged with eight felony offenses related to drug possession and drug possession with an intent to sell.

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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  • Caveat_Emptor January 9, 2018 at 8:52 am

    These are the folks that our federal LE resources should be going after, not the licensed dispensaries, who have traceability from growing the plant, to harvesting and packaging.

  • ladybugavenger January 9, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Somebody hire this guy at a dispensary. Allow him to do his job legally ?

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