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Two K9 stops in Chino Valley result in drug arrests

Curtis Lee Podczerviensky and Cheri Remmenga

Curtis Lee Podczerviensky and Cheri Remmenga

The Daily Courier incorrectly listed the age of Curtis Lee Podczerviensky, who is actually 66 years old.

CHINO VALLEY - Two recent traffic stops with a K9 unit resulted in two arrests on drug charges.

On Saturday at about 8 p.m., an officer stopped Curtis Lee Podczerviensky, 66, of Prescott on Road 2 South, east of Highway 89 for an expired registration tag, Chino Valley Police Lt. Vince Schaan said. During the course of the stop, the officer had his K9 partner check the vehicle for drugs and reportedly located 19 grams of methamphetamine individual packages, baggies, and a scale, Schaan said.

Podczerviensky, who has another open drug case pending in Superior Court, was arrested on charges possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday night at 8:30, a woman was stopped failure to signal a lane change on Interstate 40, west of Ash Fork, and the officer's K9 found 38 grams of meth and six grams of marijuana in her vehicle, Schann said.

Cheri Remmenga, 35, of Whittier, Calif., was arrested on charges of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

"Ms. Remmenga has an extensive criminal history including numerous drug offenses, receiving stolen property, grand theft and violating parole," Schaan said.

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