ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A California couple has been charged with drug trafficking in Elko County after a Carlin police officer found a small amount of marijuana and about a pound of methamphetamine during a search of their car along Interstate 80.
Carlin Police Chief Bill Bauer tells the Elko Daily Free Press the officer pulled the couple over Saturday night after noticing their vehicle had an expired license plate.
Bauer says 44-year-old Martin Rubio of Oakdale, California, and 46-year-old Cynthia Gilmore of Pendleton, California were ordered held in the Elko County Jail in lieu of bail set at more than $260,000 each.
Each has been charged with possession of less than an ounce of pot, trafficking controlled substances and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.
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