Former Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees Arrested for Meth Trafficking
Rees was stripped of her Miss Nevada USA crown in 2007 due to sexually explicit photographs.
Katie Rees, a former Miss Nevada USA, has been arrested in Las Vegas on four felony charges related to methamphetamine.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Rees, 30, was charged with "trafficking in a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, and two counts of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act."
The charges were filed Monday and allege Rees sold meth to someone identified as "J. Peacock" in September, was found carrying 5.3 grams of methamphetamine a month later, and conspired with "unknown co-conspirators."
On Wednesday a $50,000 warrant was issued for Rees' arrest.
Donald Trump stripped Rees of her Miss Nevada USA title in 2007 when photographs surfaced of Rees exposing her breasts and pulling down her pants at a Florida nightclub. In 2008 she was charged with resisting arrest and in 2012 with drug possession.
Rees' laptop and Louis Vuitton bag tested positive for traces of coke and meth in Sydney in 2009, and she appeared on Border Security: Australia's Front Line.
“I’m from Las Vegas, so you never know what the heck’s going to be around out there,” Rees said after being stopped. “And I thank gosh I don’t have anything on me, because I don’t do any sort of illegal activity, but Las Vegas apparently does.”
She was released without charges.
July 10, 12:30 p.m. A previous version of this article misidentified Rees' title in the headline.