The Sierra Vista Police Department recently arrested a man and woman from Hereford on multiple drug charges after conducting a six month investigation into the sale of large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in the Sierra Vista area.
The investigation began when SVPD Special Operations Bureau detectives received information that Arielle Aldrich, a 28-year-old Hereford resident, was selling large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine. This information was confirmed through additional sources and further investigation by officers. SVPD investigators learned that Aldrich and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Caleb Hodges, both lived in a residence in the 7200 block of Nevada Drive, in Hereford.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol assisted with the investigation and were able to confirm that Aldrich and Hodges used multiple vehicles. With the assistance of units from HSI, SVPD officers conducted extensive surveillance on Thursday, March 7, and a traffic stop was made on a vehicle Aldrich was driving southbound in Huachuca City. Aldrich was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant and Hodges was arrested for possession of marijuana.
Following the traffic stop, multiple search warrants were obtained and served on the vehicle, the residence, and on the suspects’ persons. The searches revealed 10.7 grams of methamphetamine, 23.69 grams of heroin, xanax pills, marijuana, and additional items of evidence confirming that drugs were being sold from the residence.
Aldrich was booked into the Cochise County Jail on the following charges: possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, transportation of a narcotic drug, transportation of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a failure to appear arrest warrant.
Hodges was booked into the Cochise County Jail on the following charges: possession of marijuana, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia.