A Los Angeles lawyer and two others have been indicted in a federal heroin trafficking case in Las Vegas.
Glen Hunsberger, 46, and Las Vegas co-defendants Jennifer Peskett, 46, and Manuelle Alkeine, 41, were charged by a federal grand jury Tuesday with one felony count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Hunsberger, who shares a residence in Las Vegas, has been summoned to appear for arraignment here on Oct. 16. Arrest warrants were issued for Alkeine and Peskett.
The indictment came after a year-long investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Las Vegas police.
Records show that Hunsberger, who practices civil law, has been a member of the State Bar of California since December 2001 and has no disciplinary action against him.
Both Hunsberger and his Las Vegas lawyer, Kathleen Bliss, declined to comment Wednesday.
In July, Las Vegas police served a search warrant at a home on Darby Gardens Court where Hunsberger was known to stay and found 20 pounds of marijuana, half a pound of crack cocaine and various drug paraphernalia, according to a criminal complaint. Police arrested two people not named in the indictment who were at the home when detectives arrived to do the search.
A month later, federal authorities seized $90,000 Hunsberger was carrying in a duffle bag after he was stopped at an international airport in Dayton, Ohio.
Hunsberger told authorities at the time that the money was from a client whose name he did not know.
According to the complaint, Las Vegas police arrested Hunsberger in 1994 after they found three kilos of cocaine and $33,000 in his hotel room.
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