Drug deal gone wrong lands two women in jail

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FLAGSTAFF - The following is a press release from the Flagstaff Police Department:

On Friday, March 13, two women were arrested for numerous drug charges after a drug deal went wrong.Police were called to the 2600 block of Route 66 for the report of a domestic fight in progress.

As the officer arrived, he saw four women walking away from the area with two of the women arguing.

After speaking with Melissa Dodson, 26, of Tuba City, she told the officer she intended to buy methamphetamines from the other women for $130.00 and they gave her a bag of salt.Dodson gave the baggie to the officer and continued to yell profanities toward the other women.Dodson told the officer she was buying the drugs to support her own habit and to support her "six month old".

During the interviews with the women, one of the women threw a baggie and a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine on the ground, breaking the pipe.

The women were arrested and taken to Coconino County jail.

Consuelo Almendarez, 32, of Flagstaff, was found with the $130.00 cash described by Dodson in her pocket, along with trying to swallow a baggie of methamphetamine while being booked into jail.

Almendarez told the staff she was pregnant.

The two women were charged with possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, drug paraphernalia, bringing contraband into a secured facility, and disorderly conduct.