Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza and City Police Chief Ben Reed release more information about a huge cockfighting operation agents uncovered after serving a search warrant for drugs at an Osino property. Authorities obtained a court order on Wednesday to euthanize as many as 600 fowl found caged on the three-acre site. Law enforcement describe deplorable conditions including trenches with dead chickens, and evidence of an extensive breeding operation involving hens and roosters shipped from Texas, California and Montana. Agents also seized about 8-pounds of suspected methamphetamine as well as other drugs, cash and stolen guns. Three suspects are in custody as the investigation continues.
Elko City Police Chief Tyler Trouten and County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza discussed enforcement issues surrounding an extended closure of non-essential businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pair also underscored the need for support of those with mental illness and emphasized social distancing and good hygiene practices. Chief Trouten urged OHV safety in city limits. Sheriff Narvaiza described efforts to identify a homicide victim from the 1990’s, Shaftner Jane. Broadcast Date: 4-30-2020