Bicyclist caught with meth

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – A woman who was riding a bicycle in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 12, was caught carrying a couple grams of methamphetamine.

Cami Jo Clark, 31, was arrested for possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers located 2 grams of meth in a pink container. An apparent meth pipe was later located in her bra.

According to a Safford Police report, officers working a two-man unit noticed Clark riding her bicycle along 8th Avenue without a light on at about 2:12 a.m. According to city code, those riding a bicycle in the city at night must have some sort of illumination. Additionally, the officer noted she failed to adequately stop at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Relation Street. Bicyclists are also required to conform to regular traffic rules that motor vehicles must follow.

During the police interaction, Clark allegedly refused to show the officers what was inside a pink plastic container and instead threw it into a drainage culvert.

After Clark was placed in handcuffs, an officer retrieved the container and located two baggies with a total of 2 grams of meth inside along with two empty baggies. An amount of marijuana was also located in Clark’s wallet, according to the report.

Clark was then placed under arrest and taken to the Graham County Adult Detention Facility where female detention officers searched her and located a meth pipe in her underclothing. Afterward, Clark was given a ride back to her residence, which was near where the initial traffic stop occurred. The officer’s report was sent to prosecutors for review and charging.