Drug arrest made in Mohave Valley
MOHAVE VALLEY — Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Nicoll Donalee Messier, 49, of Mohave Valley, for alleged dangerous drug possession for sale and drug paraphernalia possession, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor failure to admit to carrying a deadly weapon.
According to an MCSO news release, on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 11 p.m. deputies were on patrol in the area of Highway 95 and Chaparral Road in Mohave Valley when they observed a lifted pickup truck that did not have the required mud flaps. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the truck and made contact with the driver and passenger. The passenger was identified as Messier.
Upon approaching the truck, deputies also observed that it did not have a windshield. Deputies asked both occupants if there were any weapons in the vehicle, to which they replied there was not. Deputies asked the driver to step out of the vehicle while a records check was conducted, and the driver also gave consent to search the vehicle.
When the deputy advised the passenger that she needed to exit the vehicle for a consent search, Messier advised she had a handgun in her purse inside the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, deputies allegedly located a handgun, baggies and 18 grams of presumptive positive methamphetamine in Messier’s purse. After the vehicle search, Messier allegedly admitted that the substance was methamphetamine and admitted to having a glass pipe on her person.
The driver was issued a warning for the vehicle infractions and released from the scene. Messier was arrested for the above mentioned charges and transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility in without incident.