Two Elko residents arrested on drug trafficking charges
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Two Elko residents arrested on drug trafficking charges

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ELKO – Two Elko residents were arrested Wednesday night on multiple counts of drug trafficking.

Brandon M. Alen, 34, and Reyna L. Villanueva, 28, were booked into Elko County Jail after a warrant was served at their motel room.

Alen is charged with three counts of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, and one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. His bail was listed at $360,000. Villanueva is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Her bail was listed at $115,000. Alen has several previous arrests in Elko, the most recent of which was in July for felony possession of a controlled substance and violation of probation or condition of suspended sentence. He was sentenced to prison in June 2018 after pleading guilty to uttering a forged instrument.

Alen was also arrested in March 2018 for charges including battery on a protected person and contempt of court.

In August of 2017, Alen pleaded guilty to theft and was given a suspended sentence.

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