Married couple arrested with 1/2 pound of meth, officials say

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Joshua and Rachel Crites are held in custody on a $25,000 bond. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office) Joshua and Rachel Crites are held in custody on a $25,000 bond. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office)
33-year-old Joshua Crites was arrested on possession of meth. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office) 33-year-old Joshua Crites was arrested on possession of meth. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office)
34-year-old Rachel Crites was arrested on possession of meth. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office) 34-year-old Rachel Crites was arrested on possession of meth. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office)
CAMP VERDE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

According to Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials, 33-year-old Joshua Crites and wife 34-year-old Rachel were arrested on multiple charges including possession of methamphetamine after a September 14 traffic stop.

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Authorities say the driver, Rachel, was stopped on Cherry Creek Road near Arizona 260 in Camp Verde for an equipment and moving violation. While deputies questioned Rachel, the officer spotted a meth residue in the truck which Joshua denied, claiming it may have been "sugar."

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Deputies searched the truck, finding a package containing a half pound of methamphetamine, reports say. The suspects are in custody, each on a $25,000 bond. The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office also has a pending drug case involving the suspects.

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