Robert Vieth Wilson
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
A 65-year-old Johnson Lane man was bound over Friday on a dozen charges related to a series of drug transactions conducted a year ago.
Robert Vieth Wilson has been in custody since Oct. 16, 2019.
On Friday, East Fork Justice of the Peace Cassandra Jones found there was sufficient evidence to hold him on multiple trafficking charges.
The trafficking charges involve at least four purchases that amounted to five pounds psilocybin mushrooms, some methamphetamine and a honeyoil marijuana concentration operation.
Wilson is a long-time resident of Johnson Lane, having lived in the north Valley for 27 years.
Investigators said that because Wilson owned several guns they waited for him to leave so they could pull him over. During a search of his home, they testified to finding several bags of mushrooms in various places around the home, prosecutor A.J. Hames said.
Under Nevada law, conviction of trafficking could result in a life sentence.
Attorney David Houston questioned investigators about the source of their information on Wilson, pointing out that the person who conducted the buys had several felony convictions.
He elicited testimony that the person set up the purchases before coming to the Street Enforcement Team.
Wilson is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on Oct. 19.
A preliminary hearing has a very low burden of proof, where prosecutors only have to demonstrate that a crime has been committed and there’s a possibility the accused committed it.
It is not an indication of guilt or innocence. After the hearing concluded, Houston asked to withdraw from the case, saying his client no longer had the resources to pay him.
A public defender will be appointed to carry Wilson through the rest of