Drugs found hidden in bolt, shaving cream can

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

YAVAPAI COUNTY, Ariz. -- During two traffic stops on the I40 this past Sunday, deputies recovered drugs and paraphernalia during the search. In each case, deputies found "hide-away" containers which are used, in some cases, to conceal narcotics from law enforcement.

The first stop occurred just before 3 P.M. and involved a speeding violation in which the vehicle was traveling over 90 mph. During a conversation about the violation, the driver admitted to marijuana possession. A search of his "fanny pack" revealed over 2 grams of marijuana bud, a marijuana pipe and numerous pieces of assorted drug paraphernalia. The pack also contained a hide away container in the form of a bolt. The head of the bolt unscrewed from the shaft and exposed a hollowed out section designed to conceal narcotics.

The driver, a 40-year-old California resident, was cited for Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia and released.

Approximately 30 minutes later, a YCSO deputy stopped a vehicle for weaving on the I40 and contacted the driver, a 30 year-old-old Texas resident. During a discussion about the violation, a passenger in the vehicle admitted the driver was in possession of marijuana. Deputies checked the vehicle and found a can of "shaving cream" with a false bottom that, when removed, exposed two baggies of marijuana, a marijuana cigarette and cigarette papers.

The driver admitted ownership and was cited for Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia and released at the scene.

In both cases, a narcotics detection K9 was present, but never deployed.