Search Results In Three Drug Arrests


Assisting the Gila County probation department with a search, the Payson Police Department made three drug-related arrests.

Arrested were:

  • Katherine Trammell, 29, charged with use of dangerous drugs and use of marijuana;
  • James Krysik, 37, charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; and
  • Porfirio Rodriguez, 47, charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The search was conducted shortly after midnight, Sunday, Jan. 5 at 808 E. Highway 260, the Payson Campground, according to Payson Police Lt. Don Engler.

Engler said one of the conditions of probation is the suspects' residences can be searched at any time.

Accident sends two to hospital

An early morning accident Monday sent two young men to the hospital.

The accident was at the intersection of Airport Road and North Beeline at about 7:50 a.m., Jan. 6.

The driver and passenger of one of vehicles had to be transported to the hospital, according to Payson Police Lt. Don Engler.

Engler said the injured were Ryan Peters, 18, and a male juvenile. The other driver, Payson Elementary School principal Roy Sandoval, was uninjured, Engler said.

The accident is still under investigation with the possibility of issuing citations awaiting the outcome.

Year-long investigation

The recent report of four women being arrested when a search warrant was served at a Bonita Street residence, indicated the search warrant was obtained following a year-long investigation by the Payson Police Department.

The investigation was for general drug activity, not only the possession and use of marijuana, Police Lt. Don Engler said.

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