Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Aug 30, 2023 - 2:00PM

For Immediate Release

Regional Narcotics Unit Makes Fentanyl Arrest at Washoe County High School

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 Ramon Navarro for 22 felony counts of various narcotics offenses, after being identified as the source of drugs infiltrating the hallways of a Washoe County high school.

RNU Detectives began an investigation into 20-year-old Ramon Navarro in May 2023, pursuant to several non-fatal drug overdoses of students at Incline Village High School. Through the course of the investigation, Navarro was identified as the individual selling various illicit drugs to teenagers, including the victims of the overdoses, in Incline Village, NV.  Additionally, Navarro delivered and sold cocaine and suspected fentanyl pills to an RNU Detective acting in an undercover capacity, on two (2) occasions.  On July 27, 2023, Navarro was caught and arrested attempting to sell cocaine and methamphetamine to undercover RNU Detectives in the parking lot of Incline High School.

Navarro has been charged with: Sales of a Controlled Substance (6 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell (6 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance less than 14 grams (8 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance 14-28 grams (1 count) and Selling/Offering a Controlled Substance on the grounds of a school (1 count).

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


Ramon Navarro

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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