Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-101
Date Issued:
Jul 16, 2021 - 3:14PM

For Immediate Release

Two arrested for selling fentanyl-laced pills to undercover detectives
Please note: this is a regional press release

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

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On July 15th and 16th detectives assigned to the Regional Narcotics Unit (RNU) arrested Justin Gardner-Edelman, 22, and Roman McGregor, 23, for selling nearly 200 fraudulent prescription pills to undercover detectives.

During the nearly two-month case, RNU detectives performed six controlled narcotics purchases from the duo. The purchased pills tested positive for the presence of fentanyl.

Gardner-Edelman faces a total 14 felony charges including: four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance; four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales; four counts of Sales of a Controlled Substance; and two counts of Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act.

McGregor faces eight felony charges including: two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance; two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales; two counts of Sales of a Controlled Substance; and two counts of Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous synthetic opioid that has been associated with numerous recent overdose deaths in Washoe County.

The Regional Narcotics Unit is comprised of detectives from the following agencies: Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Washoe County Sherriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, University of Nevada Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Photo 1: Justin Gardner-Edelman
Photo 2: Roman McGregor

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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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