|The five top offenders arrested during Operation Spring Cleaning include Daria Patrice Marie Brill, Christopher John Pavley, Eugene Philip Sandoval, Perry Peter Carter and Lynn Holger “Lenny” Johnson.|
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Operation Spring Clean Up took one-half pound of methamphetamine, 1-1/2 ounces of heroin and 3 pounds of marijuana with a value of $23,000 off the streets, Sgt. Brandon Bonney, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department, said Thursday evening.
Officers also seized 10 cars, eight guns, and more than 1.5 gallons of a liquid suspected to be 1.4 buanediol, which metabolizes into GHB, Bonney said.
"GHB is commonly known as a date-rape drug and the liquid found is a precursor to making it," Bonney said.
A multi-agency task force arrested 46 people Wednesday in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, unincorporated areas of Yavapai County and the Phoenix area with active warrants for felony drug charges ranging from warrants to possession of dangerous drugs for sale, Bonney, said.
The operation originated with Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking as part of an ongoing effort over the past several months to build cases against a number of local individuals, Bonney said.
"This was a great success due to the excellent investigations and intelligence built by the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking," Bonney said. "The participating agencies that are committed to enforcing the drug laws aggressively to make our communities safer."
PANT, the SWAT and other officers with the Prescott, Prescott Valley and Cottonwood police departments, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office SWAT, several members of the Verde Valley SWAT, and the Department of Public Safety took part in the operation.
The Phoenix Police Department's Major Offender Bureau helped local law enforcement agencies in securing suspects in the Phoenix area as a part of this operation, Bonney said.
The top five offenders arrested during the operation were Daria Patrice Marie Brill, Christopher John Pavley, Eugene Philip Sandoval, Perry Peter Carter, and Lynn Holger "Lenny" Johnson, Bonney said.
Officers booked Brill, 40, of Prescott Valley and Phoenix into the Yavapai County Jail on charges of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and he possibly may face additional drug charges, Bonney said.
In December 2009, Brill told police she and Troy James Lake were involved in a shooting of two people sitting in a vehicle parked in an apartment parking lot at 180 S. Bradshaw Drive.
One bullet hit a woman sitting in the passenger seat in the arm, but no shots hit the person in the driver's seat, according to the police report.
Lake died a few days after the incident when members of the U.S. Marshals Office shot him while trying to serve a warrant for his arrest in Phoenix.
Brill was sentenced to 18 months supervised probation in the case on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and hindering prosecution in the second degree.
Officers booked Pavley, 37, of Prescott, into the county jail on charges of possession of narcotic drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sandoval, 36, of Prescott, was booked into the county jail on four counts of possession, sales or manufacture of a dangerous drug; possession, sales or manufacture of drug paraphernalia and two misdemeanor failure to appear warrants.
Carter, 51, of Prescott Valley, was booked on two counts of possession, sales or manufacture of dangerous drugs and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Carter had his probation revoked in May 2010 and was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of vehicular endangerment, DUI with a person under 15 in the vehicle, criminal impersonation and forgery.
Johnson, 48, of Prescott Valley, was booked on three counts of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, three counts of possession or use of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and four counts of use of an electronic device during a drug offense.
Johnson had been discharged from probation on May 7, 2011, that he served for four years on June 2006 charges of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In addition, officers arrested Jon Roger McCluskey, 21, of Prescott Valley on a Department of Corrections warrant. In March 2009, McCluskey was sentenced to three years in prison on charges including attempted possession of a dangerous drug for sale in February 2007.
Jon is the son of John McCluskey, who escaped last summer from the Arizona State prison in Kingman, Bonney said.
Also, Daniel Joseph Glattfelder, 26, of Prescott, was booked into the county jail on charges including possession of a dangerous drug for sale, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and four counts of prohibited possessor of a firearm.
Glattfelder is son of Diana Joy Glattfelder, Bonney said. Diana Joy Glattfelder pleaded guilty to attempting to hinder prosecution in November 2010 after she helped her ex-husband John McCluskey when she provided money, supplies or transportation to the inmates who escaped and their alleged accomplice.