LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield says Nicholas was arrested Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy.READ MORE: Authorities Ask Public For Info On Couple Charged 6-Year-Old Aiden Leos Freeway Shooting Death
Hadfield says police responded to the casino-resort following a report from security, which had found contraband in a room.
Nicholas’ attorney, David Chesnoff, says his team is doing its own investigation.READ MORE: Crash On 10 Freeway In West LA Leaves One Dead
Nicholas was arrested along with a woman. She has been identified as Ashley Fargo, reportedly the ex-wife of an heir to the Wells Fargo fortune.
Court records show they have been released on their own recognizance.
Nicholas co-founded Broadcom in the ’90s and left the company in 2003. Recently, he has been bankrolling ballot measures in the U.S. that aim to guarantee certain rights to crime victims.MORE NEWS: LA Presiding Judge Extends Deadlines For Criminal Trials
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