Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Dec 07, 2021 - 1:41PM

For Immediate Release

Drug trafficker arrested by Regional Narcotics Unit
Please note: this is a regional press release

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

Detectives with the Regional Narcotics Unit (RNU) have arrested Reno resident Vincent Latham for drug trafficking.

RNU detectives have been working the case since May 2021. Throughout their investigation, RNU Detectives conducted multiple controlled narcotic purchase operations.

On the early morning of Monday, November 22, 2021, RNU Detectives, with the help of Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputies and Reno Police Department K9 officers, conducted a traffic stop in the area of eastbound Interstate-80 at Boomtown Garson Road. Latham was placed under arrest for the previous drug purchases by detectives.  A subsequent probable cause search of his vehicle located 16.4 pounds of methamphetamine, 3.4 grams of powdered fentanyl and 6.8 grams of cocaine.

Latham is charged with three felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales, two felony counts of Sales of Controlled Substance, one felony count of Trafficking of a Controlled Substance (100-400gm), and two felony counts of Trafficking of a Controlled Substance (400+gm).

The Regional Narcotics Unit is comprised of detectives from the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Washoe County Sherriff's Office, University of Nevada Police Department, Nevada Counterdrug Program and Homeland Security Investigations.


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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