Ex-tenant accused of stealing power from home, possessing narcotics 

A Maricopa man is accused of possessing narcotics and paraphernalia, and using an extension cord to power his recreational vehicle from his former home on Tuesday. 

Eric Farley, 49, was booked into Pinal County Jail and faces charges of theft of services, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to online records. 

According to the probable cause statement: 

At 10:34, officers were dispatched to a home on West Gavilan Drive, in Acacia Crossings, on reports of a burglary.  

A neighbor, who was the reporting party, informed officers that an RV was seen at the home for about a week. The neighbor stated that they saw an extension cable from the RV to the home, drawing power. 

Officers contacted the homeowner, who stated that the home is currently vacant and under renovation. 

The reporting party later saw the RV parked at the parking lot at a local McDonalds and saw the previous tenants, identified as Eric and Kira Farley. 

At about 1 p.m., officers contacted Eric Farley during a traffic stop on West Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, near Santa Rosa Parkway, where he admitted to using an extension cord to connect the RV to the house. 

A field sobriety test was conducted on Eric Farley, who officers believed may have been impaired. During the test, the man “had difficulty keeping his balance and following instructions.” 

Officers placed Eric Farley under arrest, and an inventory search was conducted on the vehicle, which revealed a piece of burnt tin foil and a glass pipe with residue. Officers also found 32 blue pills labeled M30. 

Vials of Eric Farley’s blood and the blue M30 pills were sent to the Department of Public Safety lab for testing.