Officer Kills Two Birds With One Stone in Meth Bust

Another drug bust to add to the litany of drug busts in the Elko area – this time, a local cop nabbed two for the price of one.

An Elko man was driving with the wrong person today – police pulled him over because the man he was with was wanted on a warrant.  Elko Officer Rich Genseal noticed the man in the car at 11:40 am in the area of South Ninth Street and pulled the car over. After arresting the fugitive, 30 year old Paul Cowles, he turned his sights on the driver, 25 year old Juan Jiminez.

He gave the officer permission to search him, thinking he wouldn’t find the 8.3 grams of methamphetamine in his pant leg.

He did.

Both men were booked, and Jiminez’ bail has been set at $50,000 for trafficking of a controlled substance.