2 St. George residents, 1 Havasu resident arrested on drug charges
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men on drug charges Friday afternoon. According to the report, deputies on patrol in the area of Littlefield observed an SUV that appeared to be traveling outside its lane and crossing into the wrong side of the roadway. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle allegedly continued for several more miles before stopping near a travel trailer that was parked on Arizona Trust land.
The driver of the SUV was identified as St. George resident Eric B. Cheney, 48, of St. George. His passenger was identified as Robert D. Morland, 36, of Lake Havasu City. Deputies allegedly observed an open container of liquor on the passenger floor board.
Cheney told deputies he did not have his wallet with him, the report said, but admitted that he was driving while his license was suspended. Deputies searched the vehicle, and allegedly located one ounce of methamphetamine, as well as two glass pipes within. A search of Cheney’s phone history allegedly revealed it had been used to arrange drug sales. Both men denied possession of the methamphetamine, the report said.
During the vehicle search, a man identified as St. George resident Guillaume B. Aguerre, 43, exited the nearby travel trailer. Deputies allegedly told him of the drugs found in Cheney’s vehicle, and asked for consent to search Aguerre’s trailer. Aguerre refused, the report said, and a K9 unit was employed to identify the presence of narcotics within. After such contraband was identified, deputies obtained a warrant to search the trailer. According to the report, drug paraphernalia was located within the trailer. Aguerre also did not have a permit to camp on Arizona Trust land, the report said.
Morland and Cheney was charged with dangerous drug possession, possession of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. There were also two active warrants for Morland’s arrest.
Aguerre was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespassing. All three were booked into Washington County Jail without incident.
— Staff Reports