Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday after security at Encore hotel claimed that they found contraband in his room.
When Las Vegas Metropolitan police arrived, they discovered heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy in Nicholas’ room and suspected he was involved in narcotics trafficking.
He and a woman by the name of Ashley Fargo, were arrested but have since been released from custody, Officer Larry Hadfield said.
Here’s what you need to know about Ashley Fargo:
1. Ashley is The Ex-Wife of Wells Fargo Heir, Brian Fargo
Brian Fargo is a descendant of the family who created Wells Fargo and American Express. Brian is a video gamer designer who founded Interplay Entertainment, inXile Entertainment and Robot Cache.
It is unknown when exactly Brian married Ashley, but in 2016, they split. The speculation was that she was unfaithful.
2. When Police Got to The Room, Ashley Was Unconscious “With a Semi-Deflated Balloon in Her Mouth”
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TMZ reported that the paramedics were called to revive Fargo after she was found unresponsive in Nicholas’ room with a semi-deflated balloon in her mouth.
The paramedics were able to bring her back to consciousness. Encore hotel security questioned Nicholas on the substance in the balloon. He claimed it was nitrous oxide, a gas that produces “exhilaration or anesthesia when inhaled.”
Hotel security told the Las Vegas Metropolitan police that they found two cases that looked like they contained weapons. When police opened the cases, instead of weapons they found marijuana and narcotics.
3. Ashley and Nicholas Were Arrested And Booked For Suspected Drug Trafficking
Heroin, cocaine, meth, ecstasy and pills stamped with Winnie the Pooh were found in the couples’ possession. It’s unclear what Ashley relationship was with Nicholas, but she’s rumored to have been dating him.
This wasn’t the first time Nicholas has faced felony charges. In 2008, a federal grand jury indicted Nicholas on fraud charges and with “supplying customers with prostitutes and drugs and slipping Ecstacy into the drinks of unwitting technology executives,” reported Tech Crunch.
All the charges were dismissed.
It’s unclear how he and Ashley met or how she ended up in Vegas with the billionaire.
4. On Saturday, August 4th, Fargo Post a Photo to Her Instagram Page Saying She Had Taken a Trip to Vegas With Her Girls
“Girls night out in Vegas!” Fargo said on her Instagram page this past weekend of August 3rd and 4th.
In the photo, she and her girls had checked into the Encore Beach Club, which happened to be the hotel Nicholas was staying at. It’s unclear whether the two had plans with each other that weekend or just happened to meet up.
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