Needles man arrested for drug possession allegations

Mark Anthony Gardner (MCSO photo)

Mark Anthony Gardner (MCSO photo)

MOHAVE VALLEY — Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Mark Anthony Gardner, 35, of Needles, for dangerous drug possession for sale, transporting dangerous drugs for sale, and drug paraphernalia possession, all felonies.

According to an MCSO news release, on Friday, Nov. 4 at 12:30 a.m. deputies were on patrol in the area of Courtwright Road and Highway 95 when they observed a blue Hyundai sedan driving in the area. According to an MCSO news release, deputies observed the vehicle to have excessive window tint and a records check revealed an expired registration.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Barrackman Road and Harbor Avenue and made contact with the driver, identified as Gardner, and a female passenger. According to law enforcement, they observed extremely nervous behavior from Gardner during the contact and asked him to step out of the vehicle.

Deputies conducted a pat search of Gardner and allegedly located a baggie containing 11.7 ounces of presumptive positive methamphetamine, 91 suspected fentanyl blue m30 pills (analysis results pending) and multiple baggies with methamphetamine residue.

A search of the vehicle revealed no further illegal items. The female passenger was released from the scene. Gardner was arrested and transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility in Kingman without incident.

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