Reports: Drug charges, arrests made

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On March 5, an arrested man sent police into his room to get belongings, only to lead to extra charges.

At 3:25 p.m., police arrived at a home in the Desert Cedars neighborhood, to contact the suspect, Michael A. Reinert, 28, who had a warrant for probation violation.

Officers got permission from a family member to enter the residence to speak to Reinert, officers contacted Reinert as he walked out of his room, and at 3:30 p.m. he was arrested for his warrant, police say.

According to police documents, Reinert requested for officers to go back into his room to grab his shoes and personal belongings.

As officers entered the room, they saw multiple items of contraband laying around in plain sight.

The items officers saw were two blue pills marked M30 in a clear bag, another blue M30 pill on a large piece of foil with burn marks, a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, multiple pieces of foil with black burn marks on them, and multiple straws, police say.

Reinert was arrested for his warrant and was additionally charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On March 4, a traffic stop led to drug charges.

At 6:55 p.m., police pulled over the suspect, Billy A. Pazzi, 35, for his vehicles expired registration.

As officers contacted Pazzi, he identified himself as officers noticed he seemed nervous, with a rapid pace of speech and was shaking.

The responding officer requested for a police dog as he was speaking to Pazzi about his five warrants and driving on a suspended license.

The police dog alerted to the odor of narcotics at Pazzi’s vehicle.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, On the driver’s side floorboard officers found a medium size piece of tin foil with a blue M30 pill inside with a black burn and a metal hollow pen with black residue inside. Under the driver’s seat police found a small piece of foil with burn marks. A tan jacket on the back seat also contained a medium sized piece of foil with burn marks, police say.

The blue pill was sent to Department of Public Safety for testing.

At 7:40 p.m., Pazzi was arrested and charged for possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended driver’s license.

On March 9, blood test results came back for a mid-November DUI arrest.

On November 15, 2021, at 3:20 a.m., police pulled over a silver Toyota Rav4 near the corner of W. Smith-Enke Road and N. Province Parkway for travelling without headlights, failure to maintain lane, and failure to yield.

Officers later identified the driver as Darlene Reid, who was speaking extremely slow and having problems answering questions. Police saw a pink pill in the center console of the car, which was later determined to be Benadryl. Officers also saw two children in the back seat, who told officers that they are okay, and that Reid had taken her heart medication before she started driving, police said.

According to police documents, when Reid was asked to step out of the vehicle, she was walking extremely slow. Officers also said that when Reid was asked of where she was coming from, she said Portland, Oregon, and later said she was coming from Long Beach, California, also speaking with slurred words.

Reid then agreed to perform a series of standardized field sobriety tests, in which police state that she performed poorly.

At 3:30 a.m., Reid was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and was transported to Maricopa Police Department’s station for DUI processing; a blood draw and Drug Recognition Expert [DRE] evaluation was completed.

After the DRE evaluation was completed, police determined that they thought Reid was under the influence of a central nervous system [CNS] stimulant and a narcotic analgesic.

The blood test was reviewed on March 9, with a positive result for Oxycodone.

Reid was charged with aggravated DUI with a suspended license, aggravated DUI with passengers 15-years old and under, DUI drugs, and DUI slightest.