'Let me smoke it'
KINGMAN - A Bullhead City man essentially admitted the white crystal substance a detention officer allegedly found he possessed during the booking process Friday was methamphetamine.
"If you're going to charge me with drugs then let me smoke it," said Christopher Michael Welch, according to Mohave County Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter. Deputies allegedly found the drugs in a plastic bag that was in Welch's wallet.
Welch faces felony charges of promoting prison contraband and possession of dangerous drugs. He was not allowed to smoke the evidence.
Gun, drugs and warrants
On April 8, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Wayne Patrick Willis, 51, of Golden Valley on felony charges of possession of a weapon during a drug offense, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and two misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrants issued by Kingman municipal and justice courts.
Deputies spotted Willis allegedly speeding on Chino Drive at about 10:45 p.m. and stopped him at Chino and Hassayampa Road. Willis reportedly told deputies his license was suspended and he was taken into custody without incident. Willis also told deputies he had a gun in his front pants pocket and drugs in a jacket pocket. Deputies allegedly found the .22-caliber pistol, three glass pipes with drug residue, and two plastic bags, one containing a white crystal substance and the other marijuana.
A record check confirmed the status of his license and the warrants.
On April 9, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Lloyd Edward Gilbert, 20, of Kingman on a felony probation violation warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court, along with misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct by domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies responded to a dispute at a home in the 4800 block of Chino Drive in Golden Valley. They could hear a man yelling as they approached the residence. Gilbert was shouting at his mother, 44, who told deputies that Gilbert came to her home and "got drunk drinking his sister's bottle of wine," according to sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter.
She said Gilbert was belligerent and pushed people in the home in an attempt to pick a fight.
A record check revealed the warrant and Gilbert was taken into custody. A search allegedly revealed he possessed a pipe with residue.
On April 11, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Fleeta June-Lusk-Daniel, 65, of Golden Valley on a felony charge of aggravated assault on a police officer.
Deputies responded to an accident in the 500 block of Santa Cruz Road at about 6:10 p.m.
Lusk-Daniel was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI. She was allegedly combative and uncooperative, and was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center for an unspecified "medical situation," according to sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter.
Luck-Daniel allegedly spat on a deputy's wrist during a procedure. A blood sample was taken and sent to the state crime lab for analysis.
On April 12, Kingman Police officers arrested James Wesley Pryor, 56, on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a misdemeanor charge of false reporting to law enforcement and misdemeanor assault by domestic violence and two contempt of court warrants issued by an unspecified court.
Prior was riding a bicycle on Harrison Street and Airway Avenue when he was stopped for an alleged infraction.
Pryor allegedly gave the officer a false name. A computer check revealed the trio of warrants once his identity was determined and he was taken into custody without incident.
Pryor allegedly dropped a small bag containing methamphetamine on the floorboard of the police unit that transported him to jail.
On April 9, Kingman Police officers arrested Patrick Alexander Leahy, 26, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers responded to a peeping tom call at a home in the 1900 block of Roy Rogers Way at about 4:40 p.m. Leahy said he was looking for a friend. He was taken into custody and a search allegedly revealed he possessed methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia.