K-9 officer discovers heroin on suspect's person

Leonard Juarez Guzman

Leonard Juarez Guzman

Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking officers arrested a man and woman Wednesday on charges including possession of heroin for sale after an 8-month-long investigation led to a traffic stop in Prescott Valley.

PANT officers booked Leonard Juarez Guzman, 45, of Prescott into the Camp Verde jail on charges of possession of a narcotic drug for sale (heroin), possession of a narcotic drug (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence - drugs.

PANT officers booked Julie Ann Krewsky, 26, of Chino Valley into the Camp Verde jail on charges of possession of a narcotic drug for sale (heroin), possession of a narcotic drug (heroin), possession/use of a dangerous drug (methamphetamine), possession/use of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

When PANT and Prescott Valley Police stopped the white Ford Explorer on Highway 69 and Navajo Drive, Prescott Valley police drug detection K-9 Joey alerted on Guzman's vehicle, said Sgt. James Gregory, PANT spokesman.

Police did not find any drugs inside the vehicle, so they requested a search warrant for a more thorough search of Guzman's body.

When officers presented Guzman with the search warrant, he told them he had seven grams of heroin in a body cavity, Gregory said.

Officers seized seven grams of heroin individually packaged for sale from Guzman's body cavity, Gregory said.

Officers found heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana on Krewsky, Gregory said.

Guzman and Krewsky also told officers they'd used heroin earlier that day in the Phoenix area, Gregory said.