SPARKS — A 46-year-old Idaho man was arrested Tuesday on I-80 east of Sparks after a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper found nearly 25 pounds of marijuana, 12 grams of methamphetamine and 1.6 grams of cocaine in his vehicle following a routine traffic stop.
At about 2:50 p.m., a trooper stopped Adam Castellanos of Boise, Idaho near mile marker 26, about six miles east of Sparks on I-80. Castellanos was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala four-door sedan and was stopped for following another vehicle too closely, said Trooper Chuck Allen, spokesman for the NHP.
The NHP trooper who stopped Castellanos immediately smelled “the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” Allen said.
“The trooper deployed his Department of Public Safety-NHP K-9 around the vehicle which alerted to the presence of narcotics,” Allen reported. “The trooper then made a request for a telephonic search warrant from the Sparks Justice Court and it was granted.”
Inside the vehicle, the trooper found the illegal narcotics and Castellanos was arrested without incident. He was taken to the Washoe County Detention Facility where he was booked on five felonies.
Castellanos is suspected of possession of marijuana, transport of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, trafficking in Methamphetamine and possession of cocaine. His bail is listed at $55,000 and he was still in custody Thursday, Allen said.