Battle Mountain (B.M.) is located in the Northern Nevada region of the Great Basin. Given its central location on the intersecting point of freeways NV-305 and I-80, it is prime real estate for illicit organizations/cartels. These groups gone virtually undetected by local law enforcement, due to B.M.'s small town "charm", for nearly 30 years. It is the direct midpoint for three major cities (Reno, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas) making the city a key factor in Nevada's black-market trade.