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PRESS RELEASE: Search Warrants Net Drugs, Guns, and Money

Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 3:31 PM


On May 9, 2014, at approximately 1:35 p.m., detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department with the assistance of the SWAT team and other detectives from the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), patrol officers, and K-9’s from Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and the Bullhead City Police Department served drug-related search warrants at two residences in the 900 and 1000 block of Red Rock Road as well as a vehicle related to an ongoing investigation.

In all, detectives seized approximately 19 ounces of heroin (street value of $108,000), 17.8 ounces of methamphetamine (street value of $49,800), 574 grams of marijuana (street value of $5,500), $18,552 in cash, five rifles, four handguns, and four shotguns. In addition, detectives seized vehicles and a 12-camera surveillance system.

Arrested during the search warrants were 62-year-old Roddy Gomez, 57-year old Kenneth Jones, 47-year old Kenneth Dugan, 46-year old Rhonda Perry, 43-year old Ellen Dickey, 43-year old Melissa Fine, 41-year old Patrick Grant, 27-year old Donald Thornton, and 22-year old Shelbi McDonald. All are residents of Lake Havasu City.

Gomez was charged with possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of narcotics for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misconduct involving weapons. Jones was charged with DUI, possession of narcotics for sale, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, theft (stolen gun), and misconduct involving a weapon. Dugan was charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misconduct involving a weapon. Perry was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a failure to comply warrant. Dickey was charged with possession of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons, and a failure to comply warrant. Fine was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Grant was charged with possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thornton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and McDonald was charged with a failure to comply warrant.

At their initial appearances Gomez was held on a $250,000 cash only bond, Jones was held on a $250,000 cash only bond, Dugan was held on a $50,000 cash only bond, Perry was held on a total of $7,000 in bonds, Dickey was held on a $75,000 cash only bond as well as a $2,000 bond, Fine was held on a $5,000 bond, Grant was held on a $75,000 cash only bond, Thornton was held on a $5,000 cash only bond, and McDonald was sentenced to 30 days in jail or pay $200 towards her fines. McDonald was remanded to the custody of the Lake Havasu City Police Department Jail while the others were transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Rhonda Perry

Rhonda Perry

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Melissa Fine

Melissa Fine




Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Dugan

Kenneth Dugan

Donald Thornton

Donald Thornton

Ellen Dickey

Ellen Dickey

Shelbi McDonald

Shelbi McDonald

Roddy Gomez

Roddy Gomez

2014-05-12 PR Photo Search Warrants Net Drugs, Guns, and Money