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Crime Corner, April 17

Traffic stops results in arrest for drugs

Alan Edward Goldstein and O’Ryan Philip Ray were jailed on April 8 and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on an unregistered suspicious vehicle in the area of Highway 160 at the Maverick convenience store, located at 3010 S. Highway 160, revealed suspected drugs.

As deputies were making contact with the passenger, identified as Goldstein, a K-9 unit responded and the dog reportedly alerted to the passenger area of the vehicle for drugs.

Deputies subsequently searched the vehicle and found, between the bucket seats, a glass pipe with white residue of suspected methamphetamine, a glass pipe and a clear plastic baggie of suspected methamphetamine. The white substance reportedly later tested positive for methamphetamine.

Neither the driver, identified as Ray, or Goldstein, the passenger, admitted to the suspected methamphetamine being theirs. Both were subsequently arrested for constructive possession and transported to the jail.

Both were booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Burned out license plate light results in two arrests

Patricia Cristler and Anthony Frizzell were arrested on April 10 after a traffic stop at the intersection of Maple Street and Bannavitch Road resulted in the discovery of suspected drugs and a dangerous weapon.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that reportedly had an inoperable license plate light at approximately 10:06 p.m. on April 10. Deputies subsequently made contact with the driver, identified as Cristler and the front passenger, identified as Frizzell. Deputies explained why they had been stopped and showed the infraction to Cristler.

Deputies subsequently asked Cristler if she had anything illegal on her person or any weapons and she reportedly said no. When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Cristler reportedly said there was nothing in the vehicle. After asking, Cristler gave deputies consent to search her vehicle.

When deputies searched the vehicle they reportedly found a black and silver box with pink writing on it which was located inside Cristler’s backpack. Deputies noted the box contained a grinder with a dry leafy residue of suspected marijuana, a torch-type lighter, two pipes with suspected marijuana residue, a red straw with a white crystalline residue of suspected methamphetamine as well as another glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue wrapped in toilet paper.

Deputies also found a box containing a piece of tin foil with residue marks of a black and brown substance of suspected heroin. In the outer pocket of the backpack, deputies found a grey “Hello Kitty” glass pipe that contained suspected marijuana residue.

Deputies also found a pair of brass knuckles inside the glove box, within reach of Frizzell.

When deputies spoke to Cristler about the items they found, she reportedly admitted that the backpack was hers. Cristler denied ownership of the suspected meth pipe and tin foil, telling deputies that someone else could have put those items in there because other people have been in the vehicle.

Cristler was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the jail and booked on charges of license plate lamp, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of schedule one controlled substance – heroin.

Frizzell denied any ownership of any of the suspected drugs or drug paraphernalia.

Frizzell was taken into custody and booked into the jail on a charge of possession of a dangerous weapon – brass knuckles.

Compiled from Nye County Sheriff’s reports and written by reporter Michelle Hermann. Contact her at michelle.pvtimes@gmail.com


In the Crime Corner for Wednesday, April 15, the person who was previously arrested on drug charges as part of the Operation Super Lake investigation was Joseph Williams, not Michael Kenneth Williams. All other charges for Michael were as reported. We regret the error.

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