Detectives from the Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) task force developed information regarding the sales of illicit drugs by 25-year-old Adrian Campos of Cottonwood. Campos was linked to a residence in the 4500 block of E Silver Leaf Trail, Cottonwood. Based on the information obtained, a search warrant was requested.
On November 11, 2020, just before 8 PM, a YCSO deputy conducted a traffic stop near the residence on a maroon Toyota 4 Runner driven by Campos who was detained pending search warrant approval. While temporarily housed at the Cottonwood Police Department, Campos was found to have about 18 fentanyl pills on his person.
Around 9 PM, following approval of the search warrant, detectives entered the home on Silver Leaf Trail where Campos is the only occupant. In his bedroom, detectives found 103 blue round pills marked M30, commonly recognized as illegal fentanyl pills. In a nearby wooden chest, detectives located a black AR 15 style rifle and black .45 caliber handgun. An additional .22 rifle was found in the same bedroom. Overall, hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seen throughout the room.
During a search of the maroon SUV driven by Campos, detectives seized a loaded 9mm handgun under the front passenger seat along with $400 in cash. (See attached photo).
Campos is a convicted felon, and thus is not allowed to possess firearms. Campos admitted to the ongoing sale of fentanyl pills in the Cottonwood area.
Campos was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including Possession of narcotic drugs for sale (fentanyl), Possession of drug paraphernalia (Fentanyl related), Prohibited possessor, and Possession of weapons during a drug offense. He remains in-custody on a bond of $15,000.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260
or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov