Mineral County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a large discovery of narcotics on May 16 when they made a routine traffic stop.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. members of the sheriff’s office stopped a black 2005 Audi for basic speed. During the stop, officers became suspicious of possible criminal activity and deployed Mineral County K-9 officer Pjak (Pike) to the exterior of the vehicle. Pjak showed a passive alert to both driver and passenger side doors.
A search of the Audi revealed 36.9 grams of cocaine and 44.5 grams of marijuana located within the vehicle.
Occupants, Marcelis Hanson and Ethan Gobbell, both residents of Mesa, Ariz. were booked into the Mineral County Detention Facility. Gobbell was booked for: trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance for sale and possession of dangerous drug without prescription. Bail is $107,500.
Hanson was booked for trafficking in a controlled substance; possession of controlled substance for sale; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana over one ounce. Bail is $111,000.
As of press time, both remained in the county jail.