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APD: Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Police stop a motorist on suspicion of drug activity, and find that both the passenger and driver have something to hide.
Thursday night at about 9:15 p.m., Officer Alfred Dixon contacted a motorist in the 1500 block of Pine Street for a traffic violation. K-9 Officer Jody Peavy, and his K-9 partner Cain, assisted on this traffic stop. Officer Dixon contacted the male driver who was wearing a black hat. Another occupant was also in the vehicle. During the investigation, the K-9 alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed that the black hat contained one small rock-like substance that tested positive for cocaine. A records check also revealed that the driver had one outstanding municipal arrest warrant. The driver was arrested for the warrant and felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine).

Friday morning at about 1:25 a.m., Sergeant Tim Schmidt observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on North 1st Street with its headlights off and he contacted the motorist at a fast-food restaurant in the 3600 block of North 1st. The motorist had pulled into the drive-thru and when Sgt. Schmidt contacted the male driver he smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. Officer Paul Martinez arrived to the scene and assisted in the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver also displayed indicators of intoxication. The driver agreed to perform standard field sobriety tests which he performed poorly. The driver was arrested. The investigation revealed that the driver had consumed alcoholic beverages. A blood specimen was taken for analysis. The driver was booked for the offense of misdemeanor DWI. This investigation continues.

Friday morning at about 3 a.m., Officers Pat Sumrall and Kevin Pruitt responded to a disturbance call at a business in the 4100 block of North 1st Street. APD dispatch had been notified of probable drug activity involving a specific male suspect who had been removed from the business but was still on the premises. The description of the suspect and an associated vehicle was provided to Patrol Division. Officers were then informed that the involved vehicle was seen leaving the business traveling eastbound. Officer Sumrall spotted the vehicle and contacted the motorist in the 3800 block of North 1st. The driver was identified as a male and a records check confirmed the driver had one outstanding municipal arrest warrant. Officer Pruitt contacted the male passenger in the vehicle. As the passenger got up from the seat to exit the vehicle, Officer Pruitt observed three small baggies of a crystal-like substance. The passenger was placed into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia consisting of pipes and syringes. The paraphernalia was located between the passenger seat and door. More crystal-like substances were found under the passenger seat. The crystal-like substances tested positive for methamphetamine. Approximately 5.7 grams of methamphetamine was seized. The driver was arrested on the warrant. The passenger was arrested for felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).

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