Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

 

Dixie Ballweber

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a traffic stop on Oct. 20 at approximately 11:20 a.m. which ended in the arrest of a female subject.

While working an overtime assignment for the Office of Traffic Safety, the sheriff’s office deputy came into contact with a 2007 Toyota four door with a Nevada UNLV plate.

The officers became suspicious of possible criminal activity when no records for the license plates could be located.

After a records check on the Toyota, it was determined that the vehicle was stolen out of Las Vegas during a residential burglary.

A female subject, Dixie Ballweber, was located inside the vehicle and placed under arrest without incident.

Located inside the vehicle was a black box containing approximately 7.9 grams of heroin and .07 grams of cocaine.

Ballweber is being held on the following charges: grand larceny of auto, $3,500+; trafficking schedule I controlled substance; FLNTRZPM/GHB, 4-14 grams; possess to sell, schedule III, IV, V controlled substance (first/second) and possess schedule I, II, III, IV controlled substance (first/second). Bail was set at $120,560 cash.

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