Sheriff's deputies find heroin in man's shoes

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Randolph Jackson, 51 By Mike Gertzman Randolph Jackson, 51 By Mike Gertzman
Tifani Burns, 31 By Mike Gertzman Tifani Burns, 31 By Mike Gertzman
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YAVAPAI COUNTY, Ariz. - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people on eastbound State 140 highway after a deputy found heroin in one man's shoes, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

Randolph Jackson, 51, and Tifani Burns, 31, were pulled over in a Chevrolet Impala at about 10 a.m. for speeding and drifting in their lane, authorities said. Burns, the driver, gave the deputies an Oklahoma driver’s license, while Jackson gave them a rental agreement for the car. They told the deputies they were traveling from Las Vegas back to Oklahoma.

Shortly after the stop, the deputy received a dispatch saying a Chevrolet had been reported stolen from a town in Oklahoma, according to authorities. The deputies immediately detained the two, and after searching the car, they found a receipt from California, contradicting their story about going to Las Vegas.

As the deputies investigated, authorities said, Jackson tried to escape. The deputies had to restrain him, and after a follow-up search, they found a half-pound bag of heroin in each of his shoes.

Both Jackson and Burns were arrested. Jackson faces multiple charges, including unlawful use of transportation, possession of a narcotic and attempted escape from custody. He is being held on $50,000 bond. Burns could face charges of transportation of a narcotic and false reporting to law enforcement. She is being held on a $20,000 bond.