Man busted for heroin for sale after stealing from Circle K

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Michael Cody McKinney, 28, was booked into the jail on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting, and trespassing.

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

Safford – Michael Cody McKinney, 28, of Safford, was arrested and booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on Saturday, Aug. 15, after allegedly shoplifting a phone charger from Circle K the previous day.

McKinney was found with 1.2 grams of heroin in his possession, as well as a usable amount of methamphetamine and was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting, and trespassing.

According to a Safford Police report, McKinney had previously been trespassed from the store at 1524 E. U.S. Highway 70 on June 21. On Friday at about 5:54 a.m., he was refused service due to being trespassed and reportedly then took a phone charger before leaving.

McKinney returned to the store the next day around 11:33 a.m. and was at the counter punching goods for sale. At that point, he was contacted by an officer and placed under arrest.

McKinney allegedly told an officer that he took the phone charger the previous day because he was not allowed to buy anything in the store.

Upon arrival at the jail, McKinney was searched and a small about of methamphetamine was located in a clear container in his front pocket. He allegedly advised of having used meth the previous day. Additionally, a blue container with 1.2 grams of heroin was located in a blue container in his right shoe. He was then booked into the jail.   

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