Undercover officers from NDI received information on possible drug activity in two rooms the Virgin River Hotel & Casino. After several hours of surveillance officers determined that there was drug activity taking place and requested a search warrant be issued. Mesquite Police SWAT officers served the warrant at approximately 1:00AM with NDI officers and arrested all suspects without incident.
Arrested were Courtney Colburn, 31, of Mesquite, Travis McBride, 37, of Enoch, Utah, Michael Yellowitz, 42, of Enoch, Utah, Juan Romero, 19, of Mesquite, and Michelle Leach, 22, of Mesquite. The names of the two juveniles taken into custody were not released because of being under age.
The adult suspects taken into custody were charged with possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, allowing a child to be present involving a controlled substance, possession of hypodermic device, possession of drug paraphernalia, furnishing liquor to a minor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. All adult suspects were transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.
The juveniles were charged with possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and curfew violation. One was released to a parent and the other was transported to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center in Las Vegas.
Officers recovered a handgun that turned out to be a realistic looking pellet gun.