A middle of the night traffic accident led to the discovery of a large amount of methamphetamines and stolen credit card information from one of the suspects involved in the accident.
Sergeant Guy Davis of the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) in Alamo reported that on the morning of Jan. 8, an unnamed man and woman from the Las Vegas metro area, driving a 2015 white Lexus SUV, were involved in a northbound single-vehicle rollover on U.S. 93 near mile marker 20 about three miles south of the Maynard Lake narrows.
Other motorists began calling 911 after seeing the couple hitchhiking around midnight.
NHP troopers responded, found the vehicle to be unoccupied, and then located the couple walking south along the roadway, apparently uninjured in the rollover.
Davis said the couple at first denied being connected to the vehicle. “But later,” he said, “identifying information was found inside the vehicle that tied the two pedestrians to it.”
Troopers then arrested the pair on the charge of providing false information. In addition, the woman was found to have a large amount of methamphetamines and a substantial amount of stolen credit card information in her possession.
Davis said he is unable to give out a lot more information on the case at present because, “the whole thing has developed into a much bigger case with other agencies involved in what is still an ongoing sensitive investigation. We are still trying to figure out what all they are connected to.”
The woman was booked into the county detention center with an undisclosed bail amount. “Additional charges may be pending,” Davis said.
Davis said the woman’s male companion was released on bail.