By Sheriff Scott Henriod WPCSO

On June 13, 2019, the Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force (ENNTF), and the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Romero age 34 of Ely. Romero was arrested for 1 count of trafficking a controlled substance methamphetamine and three (3) counts of sales of a controlled substance (Heroin and Hydrocodone pills). Detectives over the past two months, allegedly purchased Heroin and Hydrocodone pills from Romero on three separate occasion in the Ely area. During the arrest of Romero, he was found to be in possession of over 8 grams of methamphetamine. Romero was additionally charged with trafficking a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

As a result of this investigation Romero is currently being held at the White Pine County Jail on  $110,000.00 bail.

The Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force consists of the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division, White Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Eureka County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Department of Corrections. The Task Force is funded in part by the Justice Assistant Grant.

Concerned citizens with drug-related information are asked to call the Eastern Nevada Task Force at 775-289-1660.