12 arrested in ‘Operation Brown Bag’ heroin bust

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Twelve people are facing various drug charges following a major bust in Bullhead City, Arizona targeting a ring of people allegedly distributing large amounts of heroin.

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety, “Operation Brown Bag” started four months ago. On Thursday, several law enforcement agencies served a total of nine search warrants and arrested 12 people. Approximately one pound of heroin and several guns were seized during the operation.

Here is a list of the 12 who were arrested:

  • Juan Francisco Romero-Valdez, 43, of Sinaloa, Mexico – arrested for possession of narcotic drugs for sale, misconduct involving weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Salvador Solis Contreras, 42, of Sinaloa, Mexico – arrested for possession of narcotic drugs for sale and drug paraphernalia.
  • Gerson Gaudiel Rodriguez, 38, of Guatemala – arrested for possession of narcotic drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Thomas Kline Windle, 62, of Bullhead City – arrested for possession of narcotic drugs for sale, narcotic drugs, dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.
  • Patricia Louise Windle, 66, of Bullhead City – arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.
  • Robert Preston Hale, 33, of Bullhead City – arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Madelyn Malee Hale, 31, of Bullhead City – arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
  • Julian Paz, 29, of Bullhead City – arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.
  • Sarah Marche Maslyk, 29, of Bullhead City – arrested for possession of narcotic drugs and dangerous drugs.
  • Scott William Lang, 38, of Bullhead City – arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia and misconduct involving weapons.
  • Crystal Lynn Vandagriff, 40, of Bullhead City – possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding shoplifting warrant.
  • Stephanie Lyn Naylor, 32, of Bullhead City – possession of drug paraphernalia.

All arrestees were booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, Arizona.

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