Mohave 911: Pot stem leads to felony charge

Lorenzo Edward Camerota

Lorenzo Edward Camerota

KINGMAN - The discovery of a marijuana stem on a man being booked into the Mohave County jail March 11 has led to a felony charge of promoting prison contraband.

Lorenzo Edward Camerota, 25, of Bullhead City, allegedly admitted to having the stem in his pocket. He was being booked to serve time for a misdemeanor DUI, according to court records.

Heroin

On March 13, Kingman Police officers arrested Meadow Josie Bullock, 22, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with misdemeanor shoplifting.

Security staff at a store in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Road detained Bullock on suspicion of shoplifting. Kingman officers arrested Bullock and a search allegedly revealed she possessed heroin and paraphernalia.

She was taken into custody without incident.

Reluctant arrestee

On March 15, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested John Raymond Murphy, 20, and William Scott Lefferts, 23, both of Kingman. Murphy was arrested on two felony parole violation warrants issued by the Arizona Department of Corrections and a misdemeanor probation violation warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court. Lefferts was arrested on a felony probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court.

Deputies were tipped off to the whereabouts of Lefferts, a wanted felon, and responded to a home in the 3000 block of Lass Avenue at about 3:15 a.m.

They reportedly spotted Lefferts sitting in the living room. He walked into a back bedroom after they knocked, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies could reportedly hear people talking inside the home and ordered Lefferts to exit over a period of several minutes. Lefferts while inside the home alerted deputies he and another man were coming out, advising that they both had warrants.

When Lefferts opened the door, Murphy allegedly pushed him out and shut and locked the door. A record check revealed Murphy's warrants and deputies spent more than 30 minutes ordering him from the home. He came out just as they were about to conduct a forced entry and was taken into custody without further incident.

Pot, DUI, warrants

On March 15, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Anthony Wayne Paya, 37, of Peach Springs on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, along with misdemeanor charges of DUI, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a misdemeanor failure to comply misdemeanor warrant issued by Flagstaff Municipal Court. Two Supai men who were with Paya were arrested on misdemeanor warrants issued by Kingman Municipal Court.

Deputies were attempting to catch up to a vehicle Paya was driving on an unspecified road. He eventually pulled over, telling deputies he only did so because he had to urinate. Paya reportedly told deputies he had consumed four drinks earlier and he was taken into custody after field sobriety tests were performed. A record check revealed all three had warrants and they were taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed a plastic bag containing marijuana and two pipes with burnt residue.

Paya submitted to an analysis of his blood alcohol concentration, which allegedly registered a content of 0.84 percent.