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Illegal turn leads to arrest on drug, DUI charges

<b>Edward Jang McGann</b>

<b>Edward Jang McGann</b>

Prescott police booked Edward Jang McGann, 26, of Prescott into the Yavapai County Jail on March 21 on charges of DUI, aggravated DUI, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics for sale, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was stopped for making an illegal left turn and later allegedly told the officer he'd sold heroin five times that morning, according to a police report.

The officer stopped McGann after he made an illegal left turn into 940 Willow Creek Road and saw his car's license plate tags were expired. The officer learned the plates on the car had been suspended for no insurance and that McGann was driving on a suspended license, according to the police report.

The officer noticed McGann seemed nervous, shook, and stuttered while answering questions, and asked if McGann was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. McGann initially told the officer he had not used drugs, but later allegedly said he had smoked marijuana and taken heroin about two hours earlier, according to the police report.

After McGann showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests, the officer arrested him for suspicion of DUI.

During a search, the officer found $780 in McGann's pocket, according to the police report.

Officers searching the car found 1.7 grams of heroin divided into 12 bindles inside a pill bottle next to the driver's seat of the car, two grams of heroin in a scale box under the driver's seat, a small amount of marijuana in a Spice bottle, and an ink pen body with residue in it that had been used to smoke heroin, according to the police report.

The officer asked McGann if he was selling heroin, and McGann allegedly said he sold heroin about five times that morning, according to the police report.

McGann's urine flashed positive for opiates and marijuana, according to the police report.


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