32-year-old Casey Reno was charged with possession of fentanyl with intent, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia when she was pulled over after being observed during police surveillance making a hand to hand exchange outside of a room at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites.
On February 2nd, detectives with the Heroin Opioid Response Team 7 were conducting plainclothes detail around Sycamore View and Macon Cove. Multiple residents have called Appling Farms Station and the Organized Crime Unit numerous times about drug activity and prostitution in the area. Police were conducting surveillance at the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on Macon Cove when detectives observed a dark grey Nissan SUV pull into the parking lot.
A white female exited the passenger side of the vehicle and walked up to room 322. The female suspect then knocked on the door and made a hand to hand transaction with a black male. She then returned to the SUV and it began traveling east on Macon Cove without brake lights. The takedown cars were notified of the traffic violation. A traffic stop was then conducted for the traffic violation and contact was made with the passenger, who was identified as Casey Reno. Detectives asked Casey if there were any weapons or narcotics in the vehicle and she stated that her “rig” was in her bag.
“Rig” is a reference to a heroin use kit. Detectives then asked Casey to step out of the vehicle and retrieve her bag. Once she obtained her bag she opened it for officers who then observed 2 syringes along with a small container holding several pieces of folded paper. In two pieces of folded paper was methamphetamine with the combined weight of .3 grams. In the other 3 pieces of folded paper was fentanyl with the combined weight of .5 grams. Casey was detained at the time but was released pending further investigation. Once the test results for the substances found in the folded pieces of paper came back, a warrant was issued.
On March 30th, Casey Reno was arrested and charged with possession of fentanyl with intent, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $250,000.