Man, woman face drug charges after traffic stop

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A man and woman arrested Thursday night face multiple drug-related charges after their vehicle was stopped by Maricopa police.

Joseph W. Mavis, 35, no address given, was charged with sale of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, and for driving with a suspended driver’s license, according to police.

Sharon M. Edlund, 43, no address given, was charged with sale of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of narcotics, police said.

At 9:35 p.m., near State Route 347 and West Bowlin Road, police stopped a white Nissan Pathfinder whose registration was found to be suspended with no insurance.

According to a probable cause statement, Mavis gave officers consent to search the vehicle. Karma, a K9 dog, checked the vehicle, alerting on the area of the parking brake, where an officer found a small baggie – about 19 grams – of a white substance which later tested positive for methamphetamine on the TruNarc scanner, according to police.

A brown purse in Edlund’s possession contained a baggie containing 10 small M30 pills, which police said were “commonly known to be fentanyl,” the probable cause statement said.

Police also said they found a variety of pills in the center console but did not provide a description.

Mavis and Edlund were booked into Pinal County Jail on the charges and remained in custody on Sunday afternoon, according to online jail records.

Both have court hearings set for Friday.