Two men were arrested at a Prescott hotel on Sept. 18 and charged with selling heroin from their room, said Dwight D’Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
The Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking multi-agency task force had, over several weeks’ time, received tips about drug sales taking place at a hotel in the 3400 block of Ranch Drive, D’Evelyn said, and detectives were able to pinpoint the specific room in which the sales were taking place.
A YCSO drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the smell of drugs in the room.
Arrested were Joel Honeycutt, 24, and Thomas Ambergey, Jr., 25. D’Evelyn said that Honeycutt admitted to having heroin in the room, and a search turned up 17 grams of heroin, various paraphernalia including material sued to sell the drugs, and a “large amount of U.S. currency,” D’Evelyn said.
They two men were booked into the Camp Verde jail, Honeycutt on charges of possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Ambergey on possession of drug paraphernalia.
Amburgey was also wanted by Prescott Valley Police for felony theft from a home, and he was arrested for that theft as well.