Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Dec 08, 2020 - 1:12PM

For Immediate Release

Reno man arrested for felony drug trafficking charges, regional detectives recover a dozen stolen guns after SWAT standoff ends peacefully

Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407


Detectives from the Regional Narcotics Unit (RNU) and Regional Crime Suppression Unit (RCSU) concluded a lengthy investigation into wanted felon Kenneth Anderson on Friday, December 4, 2020.

Detectives located Anderson in an apartment in the 600 block of Morrill Avenue in Reno. Anderson barricaded himself in his apartment, leading to a lengthy SWAT standoff which closed 6th Street near Wells Avenue and Morrill Avenue for three hours. Ultimately, Anderson surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody.

Detectives seized approximately 2.25 pounds of methamphetamine and an undisclosed amount of US currency. Detectives also recovered 12 stolen guns.

Anderson is charged with several felony counts of drug possession and drug trafficking. Additional charges may be added as the investigation continues.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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