The Bullhead City Police Department seized over half a pound of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

     On Saturday, March 31st at 6 p.m., police pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Summit Drive and Highway 95. A male passenger in the vehicle, Axel Uriel Chaidez-Salazar, 21 of Mexico, was acting very suspicious, gave police a false name and other reasons to believe that there were possibly drugs in the vehicle. A Mohave County Sheriff’s Office K-9 responded to the scene and alerted on the vehicle. Police searched inside a bag where Chaidez-Salazar was sitting and found a large quantity of methamphetamine and a loaded AR-15 rifle.

The seized methamphetamine weighed a total of approximately 285 grams, which has a street value of about $28,500.

     Chaidez-Salazar was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.