Deputy arrests man on probation for possession of meth

Tommy Ray Wallace, Jr.

Tommy Ray Wallace, Jr.

CORNVILLE – A Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy who stopped a car for speeding Friday, March 4, found meth and drug paraphernalia in a passenger’s backpack, YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

The deputy spotted the car about midnight in the 9400 block of Cornville Road. Two men and a 17-year-old boy were in the car. The front seat passenger was Tommy Ray Wallace, Jr., 25, of Rimrock.

“During initial contact with the deputy, Wallace gave a false name and birth date. After a brief moment, the deputy recognized Wallace from prior contacts and recalled he had an outstanding arrest warrant,” D’Evelyn said. “When confronted, Wallace admitting to lying about his identity and acknowledged the warrant.”

Wallace was holding an open backpack, and a search of it turned up pills, several grams of methamphetamine, marijuana wax and a scale. The deputy also found another package of meth and a meth pipe underneath Wallace’s seat. A total of nearly 10 grams of meth was seized.

Wallace was arrested and booked into the Camp Verde jail on charges including possession of dangerous drugs, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation warrant. He remains in-custody on a total bond of $30,000.

The other two males were cleared from direct connection to the contraband. The teen was transported home by deputies due a curfew violation.