Officer makes drug arrest after locating couple passed out in running vehicle at gas station

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Stormy Richard, 27, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a dangerous drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – A man was booked into jail on multiple drug counts and a woman was booked on her warrant after an officer located the couple passed out in a running truck at the Speedway gas station at 750 S. 8th Ave. on Feb. 15. 

According to a Safford Police report, officers were dispatched to the gas station at about 1:47 a.m. regarding the unconscious couple and located a white Ford pickup truck. Upon contact, the officers identified the passenger as Stormy Ridge Richard, 27, and the driver as Selah Lea Hanna, 28, and that Hanna had a warrant for her arrest regarding failure to appear in court on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

After arresting the driver, Hanna, on her warrant, the officers located a syringe and plastic bag with meth in Richard’s possession. A further search of the vehicle resulted in finding two lockboxes that yielded various pieces of drug paraphernalia – including syringes, and spoons, and aluminum foil with apparent heroin residue, multiple baggies of meth in various amounts totaling 4.2 grams with packaging, and two small bags of heroin totaling nearly a gram with packaging, and an oxycodone pill. 

Richard allegedly admitted all the drugs and paraphernalia were his and he was arrested and booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a dangerous drug (meth), and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Selah Hanna, 28, was found passed out in a running truck parked at a gas station. She was arrested and booked into jail on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

After the search of the truck was finished, officers turned the vehicle over to a friend who had arrived at the scene and was given permission from Richard to take control of the truck as well as Richard’s wallet, which had $260 in cash. 

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