Deputies arrest two, accused of transporting drugs
In two separate arrests, Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men for transporting drugs, Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.
On Oct. 31, a deputy stopped a car on I-17 near Cordes Lakes just after 5 p.m. for a moving violation, and smelled marijuana in the car, D’Evelyn said.
The deputy found about 180 tablets labeled Oxycodone, but which the deputy recognized as the much-more potent Fentanyl, as well as marijuana and paraphernalia, D’Evelyn said.
Anthony Villa, 19, of Phoenix was arrested and charged with transportation of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was released on a promise to appear in court.
On Nov. 7, a deputy stopped a car for a moving violation on I-17 near the Highway 69 exit about 11 a.m., and smelled marijuana in the car, D’Evelyn said.
The deputy located 3.5 pounds of cocaine, D’Evelyn said, and arrested Jimmy Mosley, 31, of Coolidge.
Mosley was booked into the Camp Verde jail on charges of transportation of drugs for sale possession or use of drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and, because he had two children, ages 3 and 5 in the car, involving a minor in a drug offense.
He’s being held on a $45,000 bond.
A female passenger was not charged.