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Two caught in drug bust; another suspect sought

Bryan Sgro, Shelby O’Connor, John W. Mendez

Bryan Sgro, Shelby O’Connor, John W. Mendez

Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking detectives served search warrants on homes on Dameron Drive and Ruth Street in Prescott Wednesday, resulting in the discovery of meth, heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and the arrest of a man and woman.

According to a release from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, PANT received concerned citizens’ reports of ongoing heroin and methamphetamine sales from a home in the 800 block of Dameron Drive. During the investigation, the primary suspect was identified as 25-year-old Bryan Sgro.

Additionally, PANT detectives assisted the Prescott Police Department with a heroin overdose case earlier in October. They discovered the drugs came from a home in the 700 block of Ruth Street, YCSO said. They also noted that an active rehab/recovery home was located in the immediate neighborhood.

Based on the close proximity of the two homes, search warrants were obtained for each residence and served simultaneously at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Detectives recovered 26 grams of meth, 15 grams of heroin, a small quantity of marijuana and a substantial amount of drug paraphernalia from the home on Dameron Drive.

Sgro was present and arrested for charges including Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Narcotic Drugs for Sale and Possession of Marijuana. Also present and arrested was 24-year-old Shelby O’Connor, who was booked on the same charges. Evidence was found linking her to narcotic use and sales.

Both remain in custody, each on a $40,000 bond.

From the home on Ruth Street, detectives recovered a usable amount of heroin and evidence indicating ongoing heroin sales. John W. Mendez, 26, a suspect in this case, was not home and detectives are seeking his whereabouts.

Mendez is a white male, 5 feet, 09 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. If anyone has information regarding Mendez, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.

YCSO deputies and Prescott police personnel also assisted.

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