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8:18 PM Wed, Jan. 16th

N.M. woman, man arrested for drugs

Prescott police arrested Kerrie A. Sprague, 43, of Las Cruces, N.M., on charges of possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant out of Maricopa County on Saturday after an officer found crystal meth in a cigarette box in her possession.

At 5:37 a.m., an officer answered a call in the 700 block of West Pine Knoll about a suspicious vehicle and found a yellow Chevy Cobalt parked on the side of the road with Sprague in the driver's seat, James Kingsmore, 47, of Las Cruces, in the passenger seat and Sprague's adult son and Sprague's 6-year-old daughter in the backseat, said Lt. Andy Reinhardt, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department.

The officer noticed several throwing knives between the door and the front passenger's seat and a machete between the door and the driver's seat and asked to search the rest of the vehicle for Sprague's daughter's safety, according to police.

After searching, Kingsmore was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and false reporting to a law enforcement officer. Authorities also allegedly found crystal meth in a cigarette box in Sprague's possession, and an outstanding warrant for a probation violation out of Maricopa County.

Officers gave Sprague's adult son and her daughter a ride to a family friend's home, Reinhardt said.