By Kelsey Givens
One woman was arrested over the weekend after her bag, which allegedly contained methamphetamine packaged for sale, was discovered by security outside a local casino.
Stephanie C. Kloberdanz was taken into custody shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday on charges of possession with intent to sell, conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, two counts of possession of a schedule one or schedule two controlled substance, three counts of possession of a hypodermic device, mid-level trafficking meth , three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance after her bag was reportedly found with drugs inside it at Saddle West Casino.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy received a report around 10:30 p.m. that evening that a small black bag with a white flower on it had been found just outside the front doors of the casino with drugs inside.
Upon a search of the contents of the bag, three loaded hypodermic needles, three small bags of what appeared to be methamphetamine and an oxycodone hydrochloride pill were found inside.
Each of the needles found in the bag contained a different amount of what appeared to be methamphetamine and were each marked with a different color. The deputy noted in the report the different colors are a way police have seen drug dealers use to differentiate between different amounts of a controlled substance, making the sales of illegal substances easier.
The other suspected methamphetamine in the bag was discovered in pieces inside small colorful baggies as was the prescription medication.
Casino security officers said just prior to their calling police to report the found bag, a male and female had come in asking if anyone had turned it in.
They were able to give police a physical description of the two individuals, and when a deputy first arrived on scene, he was able to make contact with Kloberdanz, who matched the description he was given.
During an interview about the bag, Kloberdanz allegedly admitted to the deputy that she had the bag in her possession earlier that evening and that she had used methamphetamine within the last few days.
Kloberdanz was subsequently placed under arrest on the various drug-related charges and transported to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked into custody.
A search of her person incident to arrest also revealed $425 in cash in her possession at that time as well.
As of Tuesday morning Kloberdanz remained in custody. Her bail has been set at $25,000 cash or bond.