Yuma County Sheriff Narcotics Arrest

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, investigators with the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF)—which is a multi-agency task force comprised of officers and agents from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Somerton Police Department, the U.S. Border Patrol, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations—and with the assistance of the San Luis Police Department served a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 1600 block of E. D Street in San Luis, Arizona.

With the assistance of YCSO K-9 “Jax”, the search led to the discovery of approximately 1.035 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.08 ounces of cocaine, 11.2 grams of marijuana, 1.3 grams of heroin, 16 blotter papers of LSD, narcotic pills, paraphernalia consistent with street sales, and a firearm.

The suspect of the search warrant, Edgardo Felix, 34, of San Luis, Arizona, was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, being a prohibited firearms possessor, and possessing a firearm during a drug offense.

Sheriff Leon Wilmot stated, “I am proud of the work and accomplishments of the officers and agents of our multi-agency task force. We will continue to stay true to the mission of the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force to provide all citizens of Yuma County a comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative multi-agency narcotics enforcement unit comprised of local, state, and federal personnel and resources. Through the professional investigation, apprehension, and conviction of street and mid-level drug violations, as well as community education to deter future violations, the YCNTF will continue to strive to reduce drug related crimes thus improving the quality of life for all residents of Yuma County, the state of Arizona and the nation.”

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