ELKO – Two Elko men were arrested Saturday morning on drug charges after one of them was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation.
Peter J. Alberro, 52, was stopped for failure to yield at Spruce Road and Mountain City Highway, and he consented to a search of his vehicle, according to Elko Police Department Lt. Michael Palhegyi. Officers found a meth pipe so they called in a canine to determine if drugs were in the vehicle.
Police confiscated 24.86 grams of methamphetamine.
Based on that arrest and earlier investigation, police obtained a search warrant for a home in the 400 block of Oak Street. Assisted by the narcotics task force and SWAT team, they found additional meth and prescription pills packaged for sale.
Anthony J. Estrella, 39, of Elko was arrested at the residence.
Alberro faces two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, three felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell, possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription, six counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to yield at a stop or yield sign, and passenger obstructing driver’s vision or control of vehicle. His bail was set at $203,430.
Estrella was arrested for felony possession with intent to sell a controlled substance, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $100,640.
According to Elko Daily Free Press records, Estrella was also arrested in December on a felony warrant for trafficking and selling a controlled substance.
Palhegyi said the investigation is ongoing.