Police seized nearly 1,900 grams of methamphetamine from a Las Vegas home in June after a four-month investigation by Boulder City police into a drug trafficking organization.
Undercover agents had purchased narcotics from the home of Robert Mestas, the Boulder City Police Department said in a release Thursday.
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The Metropolitan Police Department’s SWAT team executed a search warrant. Mestas left the house with another suspect, Clara Power, in a 2002 BMW before the SWAT team arrived. Police located the vehicle at a convenience store and arrested Mestas and Power. A third suspect, Gordon Knighton, was arrested as well.
At the home officers seized four firearms, $2,741 in cash, a “mobile forgery lab” used to make fraudulent documents and credit cards, and about 1,892 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
In Thursday’s statement, Boulder City Police Chief Tim Shea said that though the city is small, it is not immune to the dangers of the drug trade.
“Getting these drugs, guns and suspects off the streets of Boulder City could save lives,” Shea said. “It certainly helps me sleep easier at night knowing we made a dent in the drug trade here.”
In a phone call Thursday night, Boulder City police said none of the suspects is currently in custody, but said they could not give more information, citing the ongoing investigation.