Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Jared Ray Burton Rice, 44 of Medford, Oregon, for Dangerous Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia Possession, both felonies, misdemeanor Prescription Drug Possession, and an active warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
On Monday (3/13), deputies were removing trespassers from under the bridge of Highway 95 near Aztec Rd. A records check of Rice revealed the active arrest warrant from 2018. Rice was most recently listed as a Registered Sex Offender who is homeless, staying in the Fort Mohave area.
A pat search revealed a small vile with white residue. Deputies asked if Rice had any illegal drugs on his person and he admitted that he had methamphetamine on him. A search of Rice’s backpack revealed approximately 16 grams of presumptive positive methamphetamine, prescription medications that did not belong to him, and various items of drug paraphernalia.
Jared Ray Burton Rice was arrested and transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.