By Kelsey Givens
Police arrested one man for the second time in four months this week for allegedly selling methamphetamine from a home on McGraw Road.
Ronald Dean Smith, 47, was arrested early Monday evening after Nye County Sheriff’s deputies learned that he was allegedly dealing illegal narcotics again from his residence located at 4501 E. McGraw Road, where he was previously arrested in August on similar charges.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, around 9:50 a.m. an officer observed a woman violating two pedestrian laws by walking in the roadway.
The deputy stopped the female on Jane Avenue across from the residence, at which time a routine records check alerted him that she had a warrant.
After being taken into custody, the woman was searched and a small plastic baggie with green dollar signs on it that appeared to contain methamphetamine was found.
The woman was then read her Miranda Rights at which time she allegedly confessed to police that she had purchased $20 worth of meth from a man named “Deaf Ron” at his residence, located at 4501 E. McGraw Road.
Officers noted in the report that “Deaf Ron” is the known street name for Smith.
Officers then obtained a search warrant for Smith’s home, which was served later that day around 5 p.m.
According to a second declaration of arrest in the case, during a search of Smith’s residence, police found 2.1 grams of methamphetamine, in the same packaging as the woman arrested earlier that day.
In Smith’s bedroom, officers reportedly found a scale, packaging material, a smoking device known as a “quag” and less than one ounce of marijuana.
Deputies also found two used hypodermic devices tucked inside of a sock above the washer in the home as well.
After discovering the methamphetamine Smith was allegedly selling this time, he was placed under arrest.
He was transported to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked into custody, where a blood draw was conducted to test for illegal narcotics in his system.
Smith’s bail is currently set at $33,185 between the two cases he is in custody for, $18,185 in one and $15,000 in the other. As of Thursday morning, he remained in the custody of the sheriff’s office at the detention center.