A 30-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for suspicion of felony embezzlement after allegedly stealing an estimated four pounds of marijuana from a marijuana cultivation company, a Carson City sheriff’s booking report states.
Carson Now reports…
Christopher Paul Evans, listed as being from Sparks, was taken into custody following an investigation involving the alleged crime at a Drako Way business. Evans also had a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant issued in August 2019 out of Sparks Township Court.
According to the booking report, a deputy was dispatched in reference to a report of an embezzlement at 3581 Drako Way. A deputy met with the business compliance officer for High Sierra Cultivation Company who explained on March 23, at approximately 5:15 p.m. one of the company’s employees, Christopher Evans, went into the drying room and allegedly stole approximately four pounds of marijuana.
The company’s compliance officer explained that video surveillance shows him walk into the main dry room and open the door, where he was seen removing several large plastic totes from the room and putting them outside the room. He explained to the deputy that the suspect was putting the marijuana under his shirt.
A deputy watched video where he observed the suspect walk into the room, and walk into a drying room and move plastic tubs out of the room. The plastic tubs the man was seen grabbing were on the left side of the room, the arrest report states.
The deputy asked the company’s compliance officer what was in the tubs on the right side of the room. The compliance officer said the tubs on the right side are trimmings from the plants and the tubs on the left side were the actual flower marijuana.
The suspect then grabbed approximately 6 tubs and placed them behind the counter so the camera could not catch anything on video, the report states.
The suspect, wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans, was seen a short time later exiting the room with a large mid-section.
“His mid section appeared as if was of a 300-pound man,” the deputy’s report states. “Christoper was seen leaving the room and building with his enlarge mid-section area.”
Prior to seeing the video, the deputy observed the suspect appeared to be of a thin build, noting that on his driver’s license he weighs 140 pounds, the arrest report states.
The company’s compliance officer was unsure how much marijuana was taken but it was estimated to be around 4 pounds. The CCSO deputy ran a records check on the suspect, and was advised he had a warrant for his arrest from the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The CCSO deputy went inside the business and located Evans, and explained why he was there and asked if he would speak. The suspect appeared nervous and asked if he was under arrest.
The officer explained he was not and had wanted to speak with him. The officer and the suspect walked into a break room where the officer explained what he wanted to talk about. Evans was read his Miranda warning. Evans informed the officer he did not want to talk, the arrest report states.
He was placed under arrest for the misdemeanor failure to appear warrant and for suspicion of embezzlement. Bai: $21,535.
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