Suspect involved in meth sales arrested
Jason Robert Clark, 38, from Sun City was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 24, after detectives from the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) multi-agency task force discovered he was transporting methamphetamines from Phoenix to the Camp Verde area for sales purposes, according to a news release from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations Coordinator Dwight D’Evelyn.
The information was shared with YCSO patrol deputies who made the arrest around 10 p.m. after Clark was located inside a parked vehicle in a Cottonwood restaurant parking lot.
“The suspect had been trailing a motorcycle to the location and when the license record was checked, it indicated the motorcycle had been stolen from the Phoenix area during a burglary,” the release stated. “Following the initial contact, deputies recovered more than 25 grams of meth from a plastic bag during a search of Clark.”
Inside the vehicle was a handgun, about 60 grams of methamphetamines and a digital scale, which the release states indicates Clark was selling the methamphetamines.
Clark is not allowed to possess a firearm due to prior convictions and was driving on a suspended license. He also had a warrant for his arrest out of Maricopa County regarding failure to appear on a Weapons Misconduct and Dangerous Drug charge.
Clark was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, trafficking stolen property, driving on a suspended license and the Maricopa County warrant.
He remains in custody on a $35,000 bond.