Sheriff's Office

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Aug 12, 2022 - 2:00PM

For Immediate Release

Regional Narcotics Unit Detectives make drug trafficking and weapons arrest

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

Detectives with the Regional Narcotics Unit (RNU) have arrested Reno resident Kerry Turner for drug trafficking and weapons charges.
In August 2022, RNU detectives had information that wanted subject Kerry Turner was selling and trafficking Fentanyl throughout Washoe County while in possession of a firearm. RNU Detectives Located Turner in a Mercedes SUV at the Motel 6 located at 866 North Wells Ave. Kerry was arrested for an outstanding warrant and a search of his person revealed over a quarter pound of powdered Fentanyl. Kerry was also found in possession of a firearm. A female passenger identified as Maija Cloyd was found in possession of approximately 20 grams of Fentanyl.
Turner was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (42+ grams), Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, Trafficking of a Controlled Substance (100-400 grams), and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited person. Maija was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (14-28 grams).
The Regional Narcotics Unit is comprised of detectives from the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, University of Nevada Police Department, Nevada National Guard and Homeland Security Investigations.
Kerry-Turner-mugshot.pngKerry Turner (11/02/1983 DOB)

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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