Sheriff K-9 Alerts To Drugs During Traffic Stop

Published by The Bee News

August 20, 2018

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LITTLEFIELD–A California man was nabbed for reportedly speeding, but it was what he was transporting that landed him in a Mohave County jail.

Johnny Velazquez, 24, of Reseda, Calif., is facing felony charges of marijuana possession for sale, marijuana transportation, dangerous drug possession, narcotic drug possession for sale, narcotic drug transportation, possession of a weapon in use of a drug offense, and misdemeanor driving without a valid drivers license.

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly observed a silver vehicle traveling on Interstate 15 above the posted speed limit. A reported radar lock on the vehicle read 85 miles per hour in a 75 miles per hour zone.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said after moving behind the vehicle, deputies reportedly noticed the vehicle drifting out of tis designated lane several times and swerving into other lanes. A traffic stop was conducted and contact was made with the driver, identified as Velazquez.

It was after Velazquez was ordered to exit the vehicle that a K-9 was deployed due to reported suspicious behavior from Velazquez.

A search of the vehicle revealed 1109 ML of marijuana oil, 761 grams of marijuana, 135 grams of marijuana wax, 411 grams of THC gummy candies, 1 gram of methamphetamine, marijuana seeds, 4 ounces of THC syrup, a firearm and $500 cash.

He was taken to the Mohave County jail in Kingman where he is currently being held on $100,000 bond.

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