Nevada’s SCORE Team and FBI Arrest Suspect on Federal Narcotics Charges

Nevada's SCORE Team and FBI Arrest Suspect on Federal Narcotics Charges

Members of the Southern Nevada SCORE Team along with agents assigned to the FBI SWAT Team arrested David Allen Garretson, 55 years of age of Las Vegas, shortly after 6:00 a.m. this morning at a residence near the intersection of Windmill Lane and Placid Street in the Southern part of the Las Vegas Valley.

Garretson was arrested on the federal charges of: Conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance, Manufacture of a controlled substance, Maintaining a drug-involved premises, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and Aiding and abetting.

Garretson was previously arrested November 5, 2012 on numerous state charges stemming from the service of a narcotics search warrant at his residence. In that investigation HITDA-SCORE Task Force members seized illegal narcotics with an estimated street value in excess of $600,000.00, along with 21 firearms and approximately $17,796.00 in U.S. currency. The state charges were later dismissed to clear the way for the Federal indictment.

SCORE stands for Southern Nevada Cannabis Operation and Regional Enforcement and is a HIDTA funded task force. SCORE is comprised of representatives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Henderson Police Department.

PO 021 01-24-13 130124-0672
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Office of Public Information
400-B S. Martin L. King Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106
Office (702) 828-3394 Fax (702) 828-1550
Douglas C. Gillespie, Sheriff
January 24, 2013

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