The Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force, with the assistance of the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Highway Patrol, arrested Michael A. Valencia, 33, of McGill, and Zechariah Smith, 25 of California, after detectives conducted a search warrant of an Ely residence in the late evening hours of Aug. 26.

The search warrant resulted in the recovery of several items of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

As a result of the investigation, Valencia and Smith were charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a felony, and possession of drug




Valencia and Smith are being held on $60,000.00 bail at the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building. More arrests are pending from this investigation.

The task force is comprised of the, White Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Eureka County Sheriff’s Office, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division.
Concerned citizens with drug-related information are asked to call the task force at 775-289-1660.

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