Illicit prescription sales lead to arrests

Meyers (from left), Kling and Durden

Meyers (from left), Kling and Durden

COTTONWOOD-Special Crimes detectives of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Wednesday night watched an alleged dealer sell prescription drugs at a Cottonwood home. Three people were arrested.

Detectives watched as 34-year-old Aryan Meyers sold 10 Oxycodone pills to a buyer. Meyers received $100 for the pills. Detectives then intervened and detained Meyers and 22-year-old Michael Kling, who was with Meyers and present during the sale.

During a search of Meyers, detectives seized four syringes and discovered that two syringes were filled with an unknown substance Meyers claimed was "bath salts." Meyers also had a 6-inch fixed bladed knife hidden in an Ace-type bandage on his calf.

The prescription bottle in which Meyers transported the Oxycodone was labeled as an Oxycodone prescription for Anita Durden, who Meyers said, was his roommate.

A search of Kling recovered a pipe containing marijuana residue and two "snort tubes," which he claimed were used to inhale bath salt.

Detectives contacted Durden, 29, at her home in the 3200 block of Colorado Drive in Cottonwood. She told them she knowingly provided her prescribed Oxycodone for Meyers to sell.

When the investigation concluded, Meyers was charged with possession of narcotic drug for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy, and misconduct involving weapons. His bond has been set at $30,000.

Kling was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia with a bond set at $5,000.

Durden was arrested for possession of narcotic drug for sale and possession of paraphernalia with a $30,000 bond. All remain in-custody at the Camp Verde Detention Center.


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