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Two Arrested In Cottonwood On Drugs And Weapons Charges

Two people were arrested recently in Cottonwood on drugs and weapons charges. Members of Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking, or PANT, searched the home of 58-year-old Dean Cotton and 57-year-old Heather Collins back on January 13th on the one-thousand block of South 5th Street. Before a search of the house, the two were pulled over in a white F250 pickup truck and detained. The search of the home turned up 45 grams of meth, about 250 individual “bindle” baggies along with paraphernalia generally used to package drugs for sale. In the master bedroom, detectives found a modified Winchester 12-gauge shotgun. The length of the gun’s barrel had been illegally altered to less than 18 inches. They also seized a black Ruger LC380 handgun with a loaded magazine. In total, over 300 rounds of .380 ammo were found. Both Cotton and Collins were booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on drugs and weapons charges. They have each been released on $15,000 bond.