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Arrest leads to discovery of meth, heroin in Cottonwood home

Johanora Gonzalez, 40, left, and Jairo Chavez-Rodriguez, 39, right, were arrested in December as part of a drug task force investigation. (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy photos)

Johanora Gonzalez, 40, left, and Jairo Chavez-Rodriguez, 39, right, were arrested in December as part of a drug task force investigation. (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy photos)

COTTONWOOD — Authorities say a couple is facing multiple drug and child abuse charges after large amounts of heroin and meth were found in their Cottonwood home.

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Evidence deputies found at a home in Cottonwood. (YCSO/Courtesy)

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that 39-year-old Jairo Chavez-Rodriguez and 40-year-old Johanora Gonzalez were arrested last month as part of a drug task force investigation.

Deputies say Chavez-Rodriguez's Dec. 19 arrest led to a search warrant on his home.

Investigators found a pound of heroin and half a pound of meth. They also found scales, two firearms and pieces of foil with heroin residue.

Two 6-year-olds and a 9-year-old were present and are with the Department of Child Safety.

Chavez-Rodriguez is being held without bond.

Gonzalez has since been released on $15,000 bond.

It was not immediately known if they had attorneys.

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