Ralph Wesley Eaton Jr. MCSO/File Photo
KINGMAN — A Kingman man was allegedly caught in with 4.6 grams of methamphetamine.
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Ralph Wesley Eaton Jr., 60, of Kingman, for dangerous drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession and unlawful flight from law enforcement, all felonies.
Deputies were patrolling about 8:15 a.m. May 5 on Bank Street when they noticed a speeding vehicle. They tried to stop the vehicle in the area of Bank Street and Packard Avenue and the driver allegedly applied the brakes and slowed down, but did not stop.
The vehicle finally stopped in front of a residence in the 3100 block of Packard Avenue. MCSO said they identified the driver as Eaton. He reportedly had a large aggressive dog in the passenger seat and had to restrain the animal while speaking with deputies. MCSO said Eaton asked if he could place the dog in the yard of the residence, and when the driver’s door opened, the dog lunged at deputies.
Deputies said they noticed a clear plastic bag on the ground near the driver’s side door. The bag reportedly contained a white crystal substance, consistent with methamphetamine.
Eaton was detained and denied possession of the bag. The substance in the baggie tested positive for 4.6 grams of methamphetamine.
Eaton was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.
Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office