The MAGNET narcotics task force executed a search warrant which resulted in 20 arrests, and the dismantling of a theft and drug operation early Wednesday morning. This ultimately impacted the quality of life for citizens in Fort Mohave, Arizona and the Mohave County region.

A one month investigation dubbed “Operation Dig Deeper” led to searches of four combined properties in the 4300 block of Cavalry Rd. in Fort Mohave. Two of the properties had barricaded subjects who ultimately complied with officer’s commands and exited the residences after a short time period.

Investigators recovered a stolen 1993 Chevrolet Camaro and a stolen 1993 Polaris ATV located on the properties. Additionally, several firearms, drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized.

Officers contacted a total of twenty-two people, 20 of which were arrested, one juvenile who was removed by the Arizona Department of Child Safety, and one elderly person who was removed by Arizona Adult Protective Services. Mohave County Animal Control removed nine dogs and one cat from the property.

All subjects who were arrested are of Fort Mohave, Arizona, and were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility:

Barry Jay Messner, 52 – Operating a Chop Shop, Theft of Means of Transportation

Katrina Marie Heidorf, 38 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Nicole Lindsey Miller, 27 – Possession of Drug paraphernalia

Ayanna Lee Ostronick, 23 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Peggy Jo Klein, 37 – Failure to Pay Fines Warrant Issued by Bullhead City Justice Court

Stephanie Ann Osborn, 34 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Stephanie Noel Evans, 31 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jacquelyn Doloras Thomas, 35 – No Dog License, No Attached Dog License

Holly Armada Haworth, 37 – Possession Drug Paraphernalia

Aaron Ray Dunn, 46 – Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Christine Marie Fryer, 43 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Russell Scott Warren, 43 – Failure to Appear Warrant Issued by Bullhead City Justice Court, Possession of Burglary Tools

Justen Keith Dunn, 28 – Possession Drug Paraphernalia

Jason John Butkovich, 41 – No Dog License, No Attached Dog License

Justin Daniel Lafond, 32 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Damon Michael Heidorf, 18 – Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

JT Roark, 32 – Possession of Prescription Only Drugs

William Joseph Thomas, 62 – No Dog License, No Attached Dog License

Bryan Joseph Anderson, 41 – Failure to Pay Fines Warrant, Failure to Appear W, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug paraphernalia

Robert Bruce Blankenmeyer, 54 – Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

*Further charges are pending against several of the arrested subjects.

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