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Cottonwood Police Arrest A Man After They Found Fentanyl Pills During A Traffic Stop

Cottonwood Police arrested a man for possession fentanyl pills after an officer pulled him over. Last Friday, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 15th Street and Cochise Street. During the stop the driver, 24-year old Chandler resident, Mathew Lee Gibson was found to be in possession of Fentanyl pills and drug paraphernalia. The drug investigation was initiated by officers based on odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and drug paraphernalia in plain view. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a green plastic bag containing 36 blue fentanyl pills. They also located several pieces of drug paraphernalia to include a marijuana pipe, plastic bindles, snort straws with residue and foil with burnt residue. Mathew admitted to using fentanyl prior to the traffic stop. Gibson was booked into the Yavapai County Jail. He was charged with possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, all felony charges. He remains in the Yavapai County Jail on five-thousand dollars bond.