Five arrested in Mesquite after drug bust

MESQUITE, Nev. – Five people were arrested in Mesquite, Nev., on drug-related charges after the Mesquite Police SWAT team entered a home where alleged drug sales were taking place Friday.

A lengthy investigation by Mesquite Police pointed to an area residence as the focal point for sales of controlled substances. Just before 10 a.m., Friday, a SWAT team executed a search warrant and raided the residence. Suspected methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and a firearm were found at the residence, according to a statement from the Mesquite Police Department.

Four individuals, Robert Ferrell, 43, Robin Bute, 43, Frances Bute, 21, and Colby Bute, 26, were arrested at the home. A fifth person, Thomas Boucher, 26, was arrested at a separate location. Each faces drug-related charges. Ferrell was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

“The Mesquite Police Department is committed to keeping drugs and violence associated with drugs, off our streets,” Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner said. “We will continue our efforts and work diligently to uphold that commitment.”

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  • ladybugavenger November 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Judging by a few of their last names this was a family affair :/ sad….so sad!!!

  • Dixielambs November 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Drug enforcement is kind of like beating ones head against a wall… didn’t we learn anything at all from the failure of prohibition? Billions of $$ (and many lives) have been spent thing to enforce the unenforceable, and still… anyone who wants drugs can get them easily.
    Drug use is not very advisable, but passing laws against it is a waste of resources. Unfortunately, people will choose what they wish to ingest.

  • Dixielambs November 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Maybe that enforcement money could be redirected to drug education. It is time we begin behaving like a “grown up” society should.

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