Mayer resident arrest on out-of-state warrant

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

Earlier this month, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Detectives from the Special Crimes Unit (SCU), received a request from the East Hampton Police Department in Connecticut to locate 40-year-old Mayer resident, Edgar Canterbury. The Hampton P.D. detectives were in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for a murder charge against Canterbury, and wanted to confirm his whereabouts. During several surveillance missions, YCSO SCU detectives located Canterbury at a residence in the 10000 block of Cholla Drive in Mayer.

On October 22, 2008, at approximately 11:45 P.M., SCU detectives met with two detectives from the Hampton P.D. and served an arrest warrant at Canterbury's home. During the arrest of Canterbury, detectives saw a marijuana plant and numerous items of paraphernalia around the residence. A female and resident, identified as 54-year-old Anita Felix, was detained. Detectives initiated a search warrant request as a result of the marijuana found in plain sight. A .22 caliber rifle had also been found next to the front door.

After obtaining the search warrant, detectives searched the residence and out buildings. In addition to the living marijuana plant, detectives found nearly half a pound of processed marijuana, 20 methamphetamine pipes, several digital scales and two additional rifles.

Based on the search and Felix admitting use and knowledge of the drugs in her home, she was arrested for several charges including Possession of Marijuana, Marijuana Production, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Deadly Weapon in Commission of a Felony. Felix was booked at the Prescott Detention Center.

Canterbury was arrested and held on a 2 million dollar murder warrant. On October 23, 2008, he waived extradition, was released to Hampton P.D. detectives, and transported to Connecticut.