Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Bernard Jack Coates, 57 of Lake Havasu City, for Sex Offender Registration Violation, Narcotic Drug Possession, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession, all felonies. On Sunday (8/11) at approximately 11:55 AM, deputies were on patrol in the area of London Bridge Rd. and Dover Ave. when they observed a white vehicle fail to make a complete stop at the intersection.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Coates. A records check revealed Coates to be a registered sex offender who was not in compliance with his reporting requirements. Coates was detained and a search of the vehicle revealed two marijuana edibles on the backseat floorboard. Coates advised deputies he did not have a medical marijuana card. Bernard Jack Coates was arrested and booked into Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.