Man who brandished gun at driver caught with 124 marijuana plants

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MESQUITE, Nev. – A Mesquite man, who allegedly threatened a motorist with a gun while driving last week, is facing additional felony charges after a search of his property yielded a firearm, cocaine and 124 marijuana plants.

Harvey Hurtado, 27, is charged with five felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, grand larceny, attempted marijuana trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and burglary, according to a statement issued Thursday by the Mesquite Police Department.

Mesquite Police officers received a report Friday that a male suspect, who was later identified as Hurtado, pointed a handgun at and threatened the driver of another vehicle.

Officers set up surveillance of Hurtado’s residence within the Mesquite area, locating him on Saturday. Officers were able to safely take Hurtado into custody, according to the department’s statement.

Following Hurtado’s arrest, Mesquite detectives secured and executed a search warrant on his residence and vehicle. According to the Police Department, the search yielded a firearm, cocaine and approximately 124 marijuana plants.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • Bender February 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    2nd Amendment, 2nd Amendment! Alleged perp was making us all safer with handgun. An armed society is a safe society. USA USA USA.

    • RealMcCoy February 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

      You mean to tell me this model citizen wouldn’t have a gun if a law restricted law abiding people from owning one?
      What a great idea!
      You know, they should make a law outlawing drugs.
      Then he wouldn’t have had the cocaine or 124 marijuana plants.

      • .... February 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

        Better watch your mouth RealMcBoy ! there here trying to make a living . and the war goes on as they raid and plunder villages all along the Dixie Communities as the escalating crime wave continues to battle against law enforcement ! your turn BOY !

        • RealMcCoy February 22, 2016 at 10:48 am

          Now you just sound like your’re profiling. This poor entrepreneur is just trying to make a living. You’re getting sidetracked, anyways.
          Tell me again how gun laws would have prevented this from happening?

          • .... February 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

            You better watch your mouth McStupid just people trying to make a living

          • RealMcCoy February 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm

            dot boy, you still haven’t answered the question:
            How would gun laws have prevented this from happening?

  • Lastdays February 19, 2016 at 9:34 am

    1st Amendment, 1st Amendment !! Alleged commentator making us all smarter by speaking mind. A society full of opinions is a knowledgeable society ! USA USA USA

    • .... February 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Hey ladybiasbug is that Native American USA or just USA ?

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