Traffic stop turns into arrest for drug sales

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MAYER - The following is a release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

On July 25, 2008, a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped a Ford F150 truck for weaving across the roadway on SR 69 near Central Avenue in Mayer. The deputy contacted the driver, 44-year-old Prescott resident David Wimmer, and determined Wimmer was driving on a revoked license with an outstanding arrest warrant. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 46-year-old Cottonwood resident Timothy Akers, claimed ownership of the truck and was also unlicensed.

Due to the lack of a licensed driver in the vehicle, the Deputy advised both parties that the vehicle was subject to a 30 day impound. During an inventory check of the vehicle prior to tow-away, an assisting YCSO Deputy found a box containing 80 syringes and a scale with apparent amphetamine residue on the surface. A further search revealed numerous "bindle" size baggies stored with the syringes. These particular baggies are commonly used by drug dealers to store certain quantities of drugs for sale. A field test of the residue on the scale resulted in a positive response for amphetamines. A cell phone and several phone chargers were also found in the bag containing the drug paraphernalia.

During a subsequent search of Akers, deputies located a baggie of methamphetamine in his waistband. The baggie contained loose methamphetamine and four small "bindles" which also contained methamphetamine. Acker initially claimed Wimmer stuffed the drugs into his trousers while they were being detained together. The total weight of methamphetamine found was just less than eight grams.

A field urine specimen test completed by Akers indicated positive results for amphetamines, opiates and cocaine. Wimmer submitted to a blood draw and the test results are pending.

Both Wimmer and Akers were booked at the Prescott Detention Facility for Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.