K9 Aros finds marijuana after traffic stop

On Saturday, November 10, at approximately 10:00 AM, a Yavapai Sheriff's Deputy stopped a speeding vehicle after following the passenger car through the Cornville Road switchbacks to a residence on Sheepshead Crossing.

Two Hispanic males, one a juvenile, got out of their vehicle and attempted to hide behind an SUV parked behind the house. When the officer commanded to come back into view, they both obeyed the order.

Genaro Duarte Sanchez, 20, and a 14-year-old juvenile male (Adrian Alanso Duarte Sanchez), both of the Village of Oak Creek were found to be in possession of two marijuana cigarettes. The Sheriff's Office drug K-9 "Aros" was brought in to sniff search their vehicle and alerted on the trunk where the officer found another 8.6 grams of marijuana.

Aros also alerted on the SUV and the rear door of the residence and authorities found another .5 grams of marijuana and a switchblade knife, which was also taken into evidence.

Sanchez was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and involving a juvenile in a drug offense.

The juvenile was referred to Juvenile Detention on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. He was released to his mother at the scene.


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