Police Say Woman Tried To Peddle Meth To Agent


Police said a late-morning drug sale to an undercover agent resulted in a trip to the Gila County Jail for a Show Low woman Thursday.

Mekala Ann Tomlinson, 42, was arrested after allegedly selling $600 worth of methamphetamines to an undercover officer of the Gila County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force. Tomlinson was charged with possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transportation of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dangerous drugs are made of mostly manmade chemicals versus natural ingredients, and are used to stimulate an hallucinogenic or euphoric effect. Methamphetamine is a stimulant that effects the central nervous system.

According to a task force agent, Tomlinson met with the undercover officer at a rest stop near the Woods Canyon Lake turnoff on Highway 260 just before noon Thursday.

"I bought three eight-balls from her, which was about three-eighths of an ounce," the officer said. "She had more to sell, but I didn't have enough money."

After Tomlinson was arrested, officers seized what they said was another two-eighths of an ounce of meth out of her vehicle.

"There was about 18.5 grams total, with a street value of about $1,000 to $2,000," the officer said.

Five agents from the Gila County task force made the arrest. Tomlinson was booked into Gila County jail on a $15,000 bond. She was released Friday after posting her bond.

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