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Deputies seize two pounds of pot

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Andrew J. McClellan

The report states that deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Mary Louise Spitler, 40, of Prescott, and allegedly detected the odor of burning marijuana.

Deputies report that a YCSO K-9 unit was summoned from Camp Verde Marshall's Office to sniff-search the vehicle.

According to deputies, McClellan, a passenger in the vehicle was searched and deputies allegedly located five marijuana cigarettes and a glass pipe that contained residue on his person.

The report states that a search of the vehicle allegedly yielded two bags containing approximately two pounds of marijuana and illegal drug paraphernalia.

Deputies report that a search of Spitler allegedly yielded five grams of marijuana and five grams of methamphetamine.

Both McClellan and Spitler were arrested and transported to Yavapai County Detention Facility in Camp Verde were detention officers allegedly discovered a fake lighter containing methamphetamine on her person and report that both had large amounts of cash on their persons.

According to the report McClellan and Spitler face charges of alleged possession of marijuana for sale, alleged possession or use of dangerous drugs and alleged possession of drug paraphernalia.

McClellan is a former member of the Jerome Town council.

Lake Montezuma man arrested on assault charges

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest Kevin D. Daily, 48, of Lake Montezuma on Feb. 17.

According to a police report, deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute, but while en route, deputies received word from the alleged victim that her husband had left the residence in a vehicle and was intoxicated.

The report states that a deputy observed the suspect on Beaver Creek Road allegedly driving erratically and initiated a traffic stop at the McGuireville Tavern, where two deputies approached the suspect.

Deputies allege that Daily exited the vehicle and began making physical threats against the deputies, claimed to have a weapon and refused to obey commands.

According to the report, Daily kicked one of the deputies in the ribs while they attempted to subdue him. They then placed him in handcuffs and took Daily into custody.

The report states that Daily’s wife sustained injuries to her mouth during a fight with Daily and deputies found damage to the walls of their home from a chair that had been thrown.

Daily faces charges of aggravated assault, assault per domestic violence, criminal damage, extreme driving under the influence and disorderly conduct.

Deputies report that no one sustained any injuries during the arrest and Daily was transported to Yavapai County Detention Facility in Camp Verde.

The report also states that Daily's warrant alleges failure to appear.

Trip to the ER lands Rimrock man behind bars

Cottonwood police report the arrest of Jesse Stephen Markel, 28, of Rimrock on Feb. 12.

According to a police report, Markel faces charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and giving false information to a law enforcement officer.

Police were dispatched to Verde Valley Medical Center's emergency room at 4:30 a.m. in reference to an allegedly disorderly male subject.

Police report that officers made contact with Markel, who was attempting to leave the emergency room because hospital staff had asked him to leave. According to the report Markel identified himself by an Arizona driver's license and allegedly told police that he had an active arrest warrant.

The report states that a warrants check indicated that Markel had an active misdemeanor warrant from Verde Valley Justice Court.

Hospital officials told police they did not wish to press charges against Markel, but that they did want him to leave the property.

According to the report, Markel attempted to remove his leather jacket for his girlfriend to hold, and police allege that Markel denied having weapons or illegal drugs in his possession.

Officers arrested Markel at which time, he allegedly admitted to having illegal drugs in his possession and were discovered in a pocket of his leather jacket.

The report states that in the leather jacket, officers discovered a title for a Ford passenger car in the name of his mother and two plastic bags containing a crystallized substance that police reportedly recognized as methamphetamine.

Police allege that when advised Markel was under arrest due to the active warrant, he said that the jacket did not belong to him but he found the methamphetamine in the pocket of the jacket.

Police report that Markel decided not to reveal the drugs in his pocket to police because he was afraid and did not know what to say.

The report states that Market was arrested and at the police station, the crystalline substance allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed more than five grams.

Police report further that Markel was transported to Yavapai County Detention Facility in Camp Verde.

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