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After 4 delays, Wolfson files drug trafficking charges against Marsy’s Law founder

By: - February 13, 2019 4:50 pm
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Henry Nicholas mug shot, LVMPD

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Henry Nicholas mug shot, LVMPD

Six months after their arrest at a Las Vegas hotel, billionaire Henry Nicholas and his companion, Ashley Fargo, face criminal drug trafficking charges filed Wednesday by District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

Nicholas is the man behind the Marsy’s Law ballot question that overwhelmingly passed in Nevada last year.  Wolfson campaigned for the victims’ rights measure.  

Nicholas and Fargo were arrested in August with a large amount of drugs.  They each face five counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and two counts of possession of controlled substance.  

Nicholas and Fargo remain out of custody on their own recognizance.  A status check is scheduled before Judge Karen Bennett-Haron in March.

Wolfson delayed filing formal charges against Nicholas four times since August, including a status check that was scheduled on Election Day.

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Dana Gentry
Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, two grandsons, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.

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