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Sheriff’s Corner || Press Release

On March 21, 2019, the Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force (ENNTF), and the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office in a joint operation arrested Ronnie James Barton 32 of Ely. Barton was arrested on 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine and Heroin), two counts of possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine and heroin) and one count of ex-felon in possession of a firearm. Barton was stopped by a White Pine County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, after the Deputy observed him violating a traffic law while he was operating a motor vehicle.  During that stop Barton was found to be in possession of approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine which was recovered from his person. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the vehicle he was operating and located an additional 81 total gross grams of heroin. Also in the vehicle at the time of the arrest was Jenna Stevens, 31 of Ely. Stevens was also arrested for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and heroin), one count of trafficking a controlled substance (heroin).  Barton is currently being held at the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office Jail on a $150,000.00 bail.  Stevens is being held at the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office Jail on a $75,000.00 bail. Addition charges are pending in this case

The Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force consists of the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division, White Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Eureka County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Concerned citizens with drug-related information are asked to call the Eastern Nevada Task Force at 775-289-1660.

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