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3:08 PM Thu, Oct. 18th

Traffic stop results in meth distribution, possession charges

A routine traffic stop by a Prescott Valley police officer Tuesday night resulted in an arrest for methamphetamine distribution.

After stopping a 2003 white Toyota pickup at Fulton and Roundup for a traffic violation at approximately midnight, a Prescott Valley police officer noticed the driver, 27-year-old Brian Allan Warren of Prescott Valley, was showing signs of impairment, according to a news release.

The suspicion led to a search by the police K-9, Ike, discovering illegal drugs in the vehicle.

The search uncovered 9.9 grams of methamphetamine and scales that resulted in charges of dangerous drugs for sale, transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and two DUI charges for Warren, the release states.

Subsequent investigation revealed that Warren and the other occupants of the vehicle - Joseph Laurence Simpson, 26, of Prescott Valley and Daniel Ray Dominguez, 23 - had recently used illegal drugs, according to the release.

The search further revealed Simpson had a syringe hidden in his shoe believed for the use of methamphetamine. The officer arrested Simpson on charges of use of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Dominguez with use of dangerous drugs and use of marijuana.