Deputies find marijuana, meth during traffic stop in Kingman

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The methamphetamine weighed approximately 5 pounds. By Jennifer Thomas The methamphetamine weighed approximately 5 pounds. By Jennifer Thomas
Dontrell Anthony Powell By Jennifer Thomas Dontrell Anthony Powell By Jennifer Thomas
The methamphetamine weighed approximately 5 pounds. By Jennifer Thomas The methamphetamine weighed approximately 5 pounds. By Jennifer Thomas

KINGMAN, Ariz. – Two people traveling from California to Oklahoma were arrested after Mohave County sheriff's deputies found marijuana and methamphetamine inside a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Deputies observed a vehicle enter Interstate 40 eastbound with no headlights on at approximately 12:15 a.m. Thursday. They stopped the vehicle and smelled a strong odor of marijuana, according to Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Trish Carter.

Deputies said they found approximately 1 gram of marijuana and a glass pipe with marijuana residue inside the female driver's purse. They also found a large quantity of a white crystal substance packaged in several clear plastic bags inside the trunk.

Carter said the substance tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately 5 pounds.

Candice Onetha Butler, 23, of San Tan Valley, and Dontrell Anthony Powell, 24, of Apple Valley, Calif., were taken into custody without incident.

Carter said Powell admitted the methamphetamine was his and said Butler knew nothing about it.

Powell was arrested on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale and transportation of dangerous drugs, felonies. Butler was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors.

Powell was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. Butler was cited and released.