Methamphetamine Seizure and Arrest with K-9 Assisted Search in Yuma, Arizona

YUMA AZ - The Yuma County Sheriff's Office is reporting that on Friday, May 12, 2023, at approximately 6:44 AM, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) which is a multi-agency task force, comprised of officers and agents from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations, served a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 12000 block of E. 34th Place.

With the assistance of YCSO K-9 Aisha, the search of the residence led to the discovery of approximately 7.58 ounces of Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $4,306.00 dollars, items of paraphernalia indicative of street sales, and multiple firearms.

The suspect of the search warrant, Vincent Pugliese, 56, of Yuma, AZ, was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for Possession of Dangerous Drugs for:

  • Sale, Possession of Dangerous Drugs
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Weapons by Prohibited Possessor
  • Misconduct involving Weapons

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to call (928) 783-4427, or (928) 78-CRIME to remain anonymous, to report any suspected drug activity or visit our website at to submit an anonymous tip.

Information Released By: Tania Pavlak, Public Affairs Specialist.


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