Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to release the following information regarding the seizure of approximately 302 grams of Methamphetamines during a traffic stop on Highway 70 milepost 255.
On October 19, 2017, at approximately 2:51 p.m., Detectives from the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force assisted a San Carlos Apache Police Department Detective with a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 70 milepost 255. During the investigation, Michael Edward McDaniel, age 45, of Globe Arizona was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 302 grams of Methamphetamines along with $12,533.00 in U.S. currency. Also found in the vehicle were several knives, a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, and air soft rifles. The street value of the Methamphetamines seized is estimated at $30,200.00. As a result of the investigation:
In a coordinated effort between the San Carlos Apache Police Department and the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force, Michael Edward McDaniel was booked into the Gila County Jail for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of a Dangerous Drug for Sale, Transportation of a Dangerous Drug for Sale, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Misconduct Involving a Weapon in a Drug Offense, and Misconduct Involving a Weapon as a Prohibited Possessor.
The Sheriff’s Office is committed to continuing an aggressive stance on the drug problems that impact our communities.
Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to thank the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission for their continued funding of the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force which makes operations such as this possible.