arrestedMohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Melvin Fredrick Padgett, 47, and Vickie Suzanne Wetzel, 50, both of Dolan Springs on Saturday (10/25) morning for several drug charges.  Approximately 12:07 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Padgett in the area of Ironwood and Pierce Ferry Road.  During this traffic stop, a spoon with a white residue was observed on the dashboard of the vehicle in front of passenger Wetzel.  A field test of the residue on the spoon tested positive for methamphetamine.  The driver, Padgett, admitted to having a pipe on his person and a further search revealed another glass pipe and two baggies containing a white crystalline substance.  Wetzel was seen reaching into the back of the pickup truck where additional baggies were located.  She was also in possession of a glass pipe with residue.  Both subjects were taken into custody without incident and both were charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies.  Both were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

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