Four people arrested, one suspect outstanding in prescription drug ring

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

MAYER - Four people were arrested and one suspect wanted for a prescription drug ring at a trailer park in Mayer, Arizona.

The Special Crimes Unit for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office began it's investigation of the Chimney Ranch Trailer Park at the end of 2009.

SCU detectives became aware of suspect Jaremy Benedict, 34, who was selling prescription pills, specifically oxycodone.

Benedict is suspected of not only selling inside the trailer park, but also at the Circle K store directly across the street.

Benedict is facing two counts of narcotic drugs for sale and booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center.

Detectives also observed Jackie Scott, 23, selling methamphetamine on two occasions and took her into custody on March 2 while she was at the Mayer Justice Court on an unrelated matter.

Scott is facing several charges including two counts of possession of a dangerous drug for sale and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested were William Rawlinson, 46 and his wife Catherine Rawlinson, 35.

After a search warrant revealed scales and methamphetamine prepared for sale, detectives were able to charge William with charges including two counts of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of using electronic communication in a drug transaction.

Catherine faces possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia charges.

The fifth suspect that is still outstanding is William Maher, 56. He is suspected to have sold a quantity of Xanax during a controlled buy.

Please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at William Maher 1-800-932-3232 if you know Maher’s location.