Detectives arrest 7 during drug bust
Narcotic trafficking task force serves warrant at Verde Village residence
VERDE VILLAGE – Seven people were arrested when the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force served a search warrant July 18 in the 3300 block of East Colorado Drive in Verde Village.
During the search of the residence and trailers, P.A.N.T. detectives located usable quantities of methamphetamine and black tar heroin, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Also found was an assortment of related drug paraphernalia including methamphetamine pipes and bongs; a marijuana pipe; a digital scale; numerous used hypodermic syringes; cotton wads; snort tubes; and numerous plastic baggies with methamphetamine and marijuana residue, said YCSO.
Over the past few weeks, P.A.N.T. detectives received several tips regarding the residence and its occupants being involved in drug sales, said YCSO Media Relations Coordinator Dwight D’Evelyn in the release.
As a result, D’Evelyn continued, detectives developed probable cause and obtained a search warrant for the location to investigate illegal drug use and drug sales occurring from the home.
At approximately 5:45 a.m., P.A.N.T. Detectives, along with YCSO personnel, served the warrant and found 10 people in the residence and trailers on the property, stated the release.
“Among those detained were 26-year-old Amanda Loomis; 59-year-old Cynthia Hawley; 52-year-old Eric Hawley; 51-year-old Carl Mattson; 51-year-old Larry Wade; 27-year-old Kelsey Guerrero; and 33-year-old Robert Schield. All are from Cottonwood except for Schield who listed a Camp Verde address,” said D’Evelyn.
Based upon the investigation, seven of the 10 individuals detained were arrested, and booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center for the following charges;
Cynthia Hawley - Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She remains in-custody on a $10,000 bond.
Larry Wade - Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in-custody on a $10,000 bond.
Amanda Loomis - Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She is held without bond regarding a court order violation.
Kelsey Guerrero - Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She has since been released pending further investigation.
Carl Mattson - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (two counts). He has since been released pending further investigation.
Eric Hawley - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He has since been released pending further investigation.
Robert Schield - Camp Verde Municipal Court Warrant. He remains in-custody.
Yavapai County Developmental Services was contacted in regard to the overall condition of the residence and responded to assess the structure, according to the release.
“A determination was made that the structure in its present state was not suitable to inhabit and notice was served precluding anyone from living there if and/or until repairs are made,” said D’Evelyn.