By Kelsey Givens
Seven people were arrested after a search warrant led officers to discover a large amount of methamphetamine and prescription pills possibly being packaged for sale inside a home Friday evening.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, around 10:54 p.m. deputies served a search warrant on a home located at 4501 E. McGraw Road for narcotics related activities.
As police made their way inside the residence, seven people were discovered throughout the living room and bedroom areas of the home.
Donald Cruse, 41, was reportedly on a couch in the living room when officers walked in, and six others, Ronald Smith, 47, Katie Dornon, 25, Thomas Dean Seidschlaw, 52, Marla Carbone, 41, Michelle Annette Orton, 24, and Constantino Cardenas Jr., 22, were all located in a bedroom.
Smith allegedly identified himself as the primary resident of the home and told police his girlfriend, Carbone, stayed frequently with him at the address as well.
Police then searched Smith and allegedly found a black box with two bags containing a white crystalline substance and another with a white crystalline residue on his person.
Officers then began to look around the room where the majority of the people in the home were sitting prior to their arrival.
On the right side of the bed, closest to where Cardenas was allegedly sitting, police found another bag containing a white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine.
A purse reportedly belonging to Orton, as identified by her driver’s license located inside, was found next in the room and allegedly contained a small bag with four morphine sulfate pills and a fifth pill police couldn’t identify at the time of the search.
Another black and white polka dot Hello Kitty bag, allegedly belonging to Carbone, was also discovered in the room and reportedly contained two hypodermic devices, a clear bag with methamphetamine, a glass pipe with residue and a spoon with a white crystalline substance stuck to it.
As police continued to search the room a water pipe and black and white zebra striped pouch containing a hypodermic device were discovered sitting on the floor closest to where Seidschlaw was allegedly seated.
After discovering all of those items, police then turned their attention to a desk in the room where a large amount of methamphetamine and items commonly used to package the drug for sale were allegedly located.
In the declaration of arrest, it was noted a large amount of what was believed to be methamphetamine could be seen on the desk, on the floor and on a scale in the area. There was also a large amount of the drug allegedly discovered inside a brown jewelry box as well as numerous types of baggies commonly used to package drugs located nearby.
Police also reportedly discovered several pills packaged for what looked like a sale on the desk as well.
One Oxycotin pill, 11 morphine sulfate tablets and two Dexedrine Spansule capsules in total were found on the desk.
In addition to the illegal narcotics found in the home, police also allegedly found a Yamaha quad parked on the back patio with an altered VIN number.
All seven of the individuals in the home at the time the search warrant was served were placed under arrest for various drug related charges.
A check through dispatch found that Dornon and Cruse reportedly had warrants out for their arrest as well.
Police believe based on comments made to them by Dornon that Cruse may have been trying to hide her to help her avoid prosecution from the four warrants issued in her name.
Smith was booked into the Nye County Detention Center on charges of possession of a schedule I controlled substance, defacing a vehicle identification number, three counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic device and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.
Carbone was booked into the jail on charges of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule I controlled substance and two counts of possession of a hypodermic device.
Orton was charged with conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Dornon, Seidschlaw and Cardenas were each charged with conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cruse was charged with conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act and harboring a felony offender.
Smith, Carbone, Orton, Cardenas and Seidschlaw were all released from custody Monday.
Cruse and Dornon remained in custody as of Tuesday morning with bail set at $17,000 and $10,862 respectively.