West Wendover, Nev. • Three drug-trafficking suspects from Utah have been jailed in Nevada on bail set at more than $3 million each after a police officer says he spotted them near the state line transferring a bag between two vehicles, one that had been reported stolen.
A drug-sniffing dog helped find more than a pound of methamphetamine after an officer confronted the trio Monday on a city street in West Wendover just south of Interstate 80 half way between Elko and Salt Lake City, according to the Elko Daily Free Press.
Police estimate the street value at about $15,000.
Bail was listed at more than $4 million for Alexandra Winrow, 34, of Taylorsville, Utah. She was booked on numerous charges, including 17 counts of trafficking more than 28 grams of a controlled substance and one stolen vehicle count, the newspaper reported Tuesday.
Rickie Johnson, 43, of Magna, was booked on 14 counts of drug-trafficking 28 grams or more. His bail was listed at $3.5 million.
Julio C. Flores, 28, of Salt Lake City was booked on 13 drug-trafficking counts. His bail was listed at $3.2 million.
It’s not clear if they have lawyers or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.