A routine traffic stop on June 27 evolved into a drug bust in Lake Havasu City. Mohave County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Trish Carter said a traffic stop for an expired plate was initiated at 9:30 a.m. on London Bridge Road near Lake Drive.

Carter said deputies confirmed that the vehicle registration had expired and that the license of the driver had been suspended. James Robert Pinkerton, 60, was subsequently arrested when deputies seized 26 grams of methamphetamine, prescription drug pills and drug paraphernalia during a search of the vehicle.

Pinkerton was booked into jail for numerous felony drug offenses.