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Drugs draw possession charges for man

Prescott police arrested a man known as "Dirty Red" who allegedly possessed a variety of drugs on Saturday after the man tried to flee his vehicle, according to police reports.

At 9:48 p.m. a Prescott police officer saw a vehicle traveling with his headlights off in the 100 block of South Montezuma St. The officer saw that a man was driving the vehicle, and there was a female passenger.

The officer used high beams and overhead lights to indicate the driver should turn his lights on, but the driver failed to do so. The officer then tried to signal the vehicle to pull over, when the driver fled. The officer followed the vehicle to the intersection of Union and Pleasant streets, where he saw that the front driver and passenger doors were open, and the male driver had fled.

The officer questioned the female passenger, who said she knew the driver only as "Dirty Red" and suspected he fled due to past warrants. The officer radioed a description of the man, 32-year-old Billy Capps, and another officer found him and brought him in.

The officer searched the car and found a bag that contained a small baggy filled with a white crystalline substance that officers later determined to be cocaine, along with an electric scale labeled "White Power, Dirty Red's, SS."

Capps admitted to owning the bag. A thorough search revealed that Capps possessed 2.5 grams of crack cocaine, 4 grams of crystal methamphetamines, 4 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Capps faces a felony charge of possession of narcotic drugs for sale, as well as charges of possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.

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