A California man is heading to the Arizona Department of Corrections for attempting to transport methamphetamine through Mohave County. A five year prison sentence was imposed February 23 for Dontrell Powell, 25, Apple Valley. The punishment was stipulated in a plea agreement convicting Powell of possession of dangerous drugs for sale. Powell was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Interstate 40 in Kingman last July for traveling without its headlights on. Detection of an odor of marijuana prompted a search of the vehicle which resulted in the confiscation of five pounds of meth located in the trunk. Powell reportedly accepted responsibility for the illegal cargo and told authorities his girlfriend, the driver, had no idea the drugs were stashed in the trunk. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office, at the time of the bust, alleged the drugs were being transported from California to Oklahoma.
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