Tracy Batts, sister of Mineral County Sheriff Randy Adams, was arrested Jan. 31 on drug trafficking charges after officers discovered 29.4 grams of methamphetamine (street value $3,500) in the 1986 blue Toyota she was driving.
According to a press release by the Sheriff’s Office, officers grew suspicious of criminal activity by Batts during the traffic stop and decided to search the four-door vehicle.
Upon being arrested she was transported to the Lyon County Jail for a courtesy hold due to her relationship with Adams.
In addition to trafficking a controlled substance, mid-level charge, Bates was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, DUI drugs and under the influence times four.
Her bail was set at $151,140.