Roundup: Traffic stop for no insurance leads to double arrest


On February 25, a man and woman were arrested and charged for drugs after a traffic stop.

At 12:49 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop after a vehicle was found to have no valid insurance.

The driver, Eloise S. Donahue, 59, was contacted and gave officers an Arizona driver’s license that came back as suspended for no insurance.

The passenger, Volney J. Johnson, 36, was contacted and later detained, as he came back with a warrant out of the City of Chandler.

Chandler later denied confirmation for Johnson’s warrant.

According to police documents, Donahue, the registered owner of the vehicle, gave officers consent to search the vehicle.

Police observed a cup in the drivers’ side cupholder that had a strong odor of alcohol.

Officers also observed a half-empty bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey under the front passenger seat and multiple articles of drug paraphernalia were found in the center console and on the rear passenger seats, police say.

According to police documents, two blue “M-30” pills and a small baggie of methamphetamine were found in Donahue’s personal belongings.

At 1:11 a.m., Johnson was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol.

At 1:20 a.m., Donahue was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and an open container of alcohol.

Both Johnson and Donahue were transported and booked into Pinal County Jail on their charges.