Wanted man found with weapons, drug paraphernalia

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Daniel Dominguez was arrested on a warrant for drug and weapons charges.

By Jon Johnson


SAFFORD – The keen eye of a Safford Police officer led to the arrest of a wanted man and the seizure of weapons and drug paraphernalia Sunday evening.

Daniel Dominguez, 31, was arrested on a felony warrant relating to charges of possession of a dangerous drug (methamphetamine) for sale, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a weapon in a drug offense, theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a Safford Police report, an officer was on patrol at about 5:39 p.m. when he noticed Dominguez and a woman parked in a vehicle outside a residence on 7th Street. After running the license plate and seeing the car indeed belonged to Dominguez, who had the active warrant, the officer confronted Dominguez and placed him under arrest.

A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded BB-gun that resembled a real handgun, a 15-inch knife, a glass pipe with apparent meth residue, eight cell phones, a blond wig, small pocket knives and multi-tools, and a small scale commonly used to weigh drugs.

Dominguez denied ownership of the pipe and scale and said he used the BB-gun and knife when he goes camping.

Dominguez was booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on his warrant, and the officer’s report was sent to the Graham County Attorney’s Office for possible additional charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor.