Sheriff's Office

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Jul 13, 2022 - 10:07AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies discover a large amount of drugs during Verdi traffic stop

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Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

While on patrol in the Verdi area, WCSO Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the early morning hours of July 8, 2022.  While approaching the vehicle, the Deputies observed passenger Randy Panzer (DOB 6/8/1985) acting erratically in the vehicle and attempting to discard multiple blue pills in a water jug.  Panzer and the female driver were detained and during the investigation, nine bags of blue pills believed to be Fentanyl were located on or near Panzer's person. 

In all, 2,630 grams (5.798 pounds) of Fentanyl pills were seized.  Panzer is being held at the Washoe County Detention Facility on drug charges including possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.


Randy Panzer (DOB 6/8/1985)

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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