A broken windshield led to the arrest of two on meth charges in Hawthorne last week.

A Mineral County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a white Chevrolet sedan in the 100 block of A Street in Hawthorne on April 25 which had been observed around Hawthorne with a broken windshield on numerous occasions.

After confirming the windshield was broken, the officer pulled over the sedan. The driver identified as Nicholas Gokey advised the deputy that he was not in possession of his license. While completing the citation for broken windshield and driver’s license violation, K9 Deputy Pjak was deployed on a free air exterior sniff. Pjak alerted to the vehicle, at which time a search was conducted.

Drug paraphernalia was found inside the car as well as 5.7 grams of methamphetamine and items used for packaging narcotics for sale.

Both Gokey and Mitchell were arrested and placed into custody of Mineral County Detention Center. Gokey is being held on $106,910 bond and Mitchell on $106,140 bond. At press time both were still in custody of the Mineral County Sheriff.