Yavapai County Traffic Stop Leads To Meth, Firearm Seizure, Arrests

Dustin Perley, age 38, from Phoenix, David Everitt Jr., age 48, from Clarkdale, and 34-year-old Ann Duffy from Phoenix, were arrested for various drug charges following a traffic stop on north I17 near Cordes Lakes, Arizona on September 6, just before 11:00 p.m.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), a deputy stopped a U Haul marked GMC Sierra Pick-up for several moving violations travelling on north I17, north of Cordes Lakes. The driver, Duffy, was along with a 15-year-old juvenile female passenger in the cab. Everitt and Perley were seated in the truck bed. Duffy told the deputy they were heading to Prescott even though they were already past the correct exit. A record check indicated Duffy’s out of state license was suspended. Duffy remained unusually nervous during the contact with the deputy and was issued a citation.

During further conversation, Duffy admitted carrying syringes used to inject meth, and a marijuana pipe in her purse while Perley admitted there was a meth pipe in the glove box. Deputies recovered the paraphernalia from Duffy’s purse.

During a check of the vehicle interior, deputies opened a shoe box and found a ‘Gillette’ brand HIDE-A-CAN which contained more than 22 grams of meth packed in several individual baggies.

HIDE-A-CANS are used to conceal valuables/contraband in a hidden compartment accessible by unscrewing the bottom of the can.

A scale, meth pipe and nearly 60 baggies were also seized from the box indicating illicit drug sales. The shoe box logo and size marked on the box matched the brand of shoes Perley was wearing at the time. In the bed of the truck, deputies found several grams of marijuana along with a .357 magnum pistol in a suitcase belonging to Everitt who is a convicted felon and not permitted to possess firearms. Several rounds of ammunition were also located.

Everitt was charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon during commission of a Felony, Prohibited Possessor in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in-custody on a $15,000 bond. Perley was charged with Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He also remains in-custody on a $15,000 bond. Duffy was cited for Suspended License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Deputies contacted the juvenile’s legal guardian and also filed a report with the Department of Child Safety regarding the incident.