Traffic Stop Uncovers Drugs, Weapon

Published by The Bee News

May 31, 2018

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FORT MOHAVE–Two people were arrested Tuesday after a traffic stop on Camp Mohave Road led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.

Elmer Thomas Renner, 51, of Bullhead City faces charges of possession of a weapon by prohibited person, possession of a weapon during a drug offense, dangerous drug possession, narcotic drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, failure to admit carrying a deadly weapon and two active arrest warrants.

Julian Marie Saxton, 50, of Kingman faces two counts of dangerous drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession and an active arrest warrant.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said deputies noticed a black vehicle traveling east on Camp Mohave Road Tuesday night that did not have its headlights or taillights on.

A traffic stop was initiated and deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Renner, and a female passenger, identified as Saxton.

Mortensen said both reportedly gave deputies false identities and that their wallets had been stolen so they couldn’t provide proper identification. In addition, Renner reportedly could not produce valid registration and insurance on the vehicle he was driving.

When Renner was being detained by the deputy, he reportedly attempted to break free from the deputy and run, but was apprehended before being able to flee, Mortensen said.

At that time both were detained and a pat search reportedly revealed about two grams of heroin and a scale in his pockets.

A K-9 was requested and deployed for a search of the vehicle, which revealed a nine millimeter handgun, around four grams of methamphetamine, syringes and assorted drug paraphernalia. In addition, a wallet reportedly belonging to Renner was located.

Both had active warrants out for their arrest. They were taken to the Mohave County jail in Kingman.

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