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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2003

Methamphetamine Arrests In Nevada

photo of methamphetamine seizureJAN 29--On January 24, 2003, members of the Consolidated Narcotics Unit (CNU) which is comprised of Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Reno PD, Sparks PD and DEA, responded to an anonymous tip regarding a possible Clandestine Laboratory in Sparks, NV. Information from this anonymous tip led to a seizure of approximately 4 ounces of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) and $47,000.00.

On January 28, 2003 members of the CNU arrested Jeffrey PRATT and Erik Kekoa DONLE after they were observed distributing one pound of crystal methamphetamine at the Peppermill Casino in Reno, NV.

A search incident to the arrest revealed an additional 9 pounds of crystal methamphetamine located inside PRATT's vehicle. Enrique ARRENDONDO, the source for the methamphetamine was subsequently arrested in Sparks, NV.

All three defendants were booked into the Washoe County Jail on federal charges and will go before the US Magistrate on January 29, 2003.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Special Agent Jose Martinez, DEA Public Affairs, at 213-621-6714.

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