APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – An early morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the driver after methamphetamine was discovered inside the vehicle.
|Charles Young, 39|
On 3-1-2012, just before 3:00 a.m., a PCSO deputy on patrol in the area of Meridian Road and Superstition Blvd. observed a white, 1998 BMW coupe traveling southbound in front of his patrol car.
Using the vehicle’s license plate, the deputy ran a vehicle check which came back showing a cancelled insurance policy.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the driver, later identified as Charles Young, 39, of Apache Junction, complied.
The deputy made contact with Young and a male passenger who Young claimed he was giving a ride to Mesa. During the conversation, the deputy noticed Young seemed nervous and claimed he was unaware his insurance policy was not valid.
A check on the license Young provided showed it was also not valid, and he was arrested for driving with a suspended license
A search of Young turned up a large sum of cash.
A search of Young’s vehicle turned up a black case, wedged between the driver’s seat and a center console. Inside the bag, the deputy discovered a glass smoking pipe containing a burnt, white residue and a plastic bag with 31 grams (1.1 oz) of crystallized methamphetamine.
Young told the deputy he knew nothing of the black case or its contents. The male passenger also claimed he did not know drugs were in the vehicle.
The passenger was released from the scene, while Young was additionally charged with possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug for sale
and possession of drug paraphernalia