Liquid PCP found during traffic stop on I-40 near Holbrook

DPS chemist and HazMat taking sample of liquid

Credit: Navajo County Sheriff's Office

DPS chemist and HazMat taking sample of liquid

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 8 at 2:39 PM

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HOLBROOK, Ariz. -- Four Arkansas residents were arrested in eastern Arizona after authorities seized $100,000 worth of liquid PCP during a traffic stop Monday.
 
The Navajo County Sheriff's Office said Jeremy Ford, 27, Christopher Kelly, 19, Jeramy Sanders, 27, and Kimberly Brown, 22, are being held on $25,000 bond each on suspicious of transportation and sales of a dangerous drug.

Ford and Brown both are from Little Rock, Kelly is from Hot Springs and Sanders is from Wrightsville.

A deputy stopped a rented SUV on Interstate 40 near Holbrook for a traffic violation and became suspicious when the occupants gave conflicting stories.

A search turned up a 2-gallon plastic gasoline can in the rear of the vehicle that authorities said contained 11 pounds of the hallucinogen PCP mixed with a petroleum-based liquid.

PCP, a hallucinogen, is a highly addictive synthetic drug that when mixed with petroleum-based liquid becomes an unstable mixture of chemicals. This amount of PCP, in liquid form, has an estimated value of $100,000, according to the sheriff's office.

The liquid and container were taken to a safe location. Using a small explosive device, authorities destroyed the liquid.
 

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