Lyon County meth bust nets 3 with ties to California gangs



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DAYTON, Nev. (AP) — A monthlong investigation into the trafficking of large quantities of methamphetamine in Lyon County has netted the arrest of three suspects authorities say have ties to Southern California street gangs.

Sheriff's deputies, state and federal drug agents made the arrests Wednesday after serving search warrants at homes in Dayton and Moundhouse.

They also seized a pound of meth, eight firearms and $4,500 in cash.

The suspects were booked on suspicion of drug trafficking charges — 56-year-old Alfonso Tello of Moundhouse, and 36-year-old Michael Perez and 33-year-old Lorenna Tello, both of Dayton.

Each is being held in the Lyon County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

Authorities say all three are either members or associated with the Lima Street gang, a subset of 18th street and Sureño gangs.

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