County traffic stops lead to the arrest of 17

Numerous traffic stops by local and state officers have led to a number of arrests.

On Saturday, March 3, a vehicle driven by William Stultz was stopped, and Stultz and a passenger Vernon Moder were arrested on a variety of charges including possession of marijuana, and of a dangerous substance and paraphernalia.

Stultz's arrest came after a former felony conviction. He is being held for Beaver County on a bond of $95 thousand.

Moder is held on a bond of $20 thousand.

On Sunday, March 4 at 3 a.m. , a white van licensed in Tennessee was stopped as it traveled through the county without its lights on. The driver, Manrique Vasquez was arrested and charged with driving without a license, insurance and headlights; also taken into custody were 11 illegal aliens in the vehicle. All 12 individuals, 10 men and two women were held for the INS.

On Monday, March 5, a vehicle driven by Michael Mason of Boise City led to the arrest of Mason, Janet Hughes and Sidney Yousey. Mason was charged with maintaining a vehicle where a controlled dangerous substance was kept, speeding, transportation of an open container, possession of paraphernalia, and a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. He is held on a bond of $21,500. Hughes is charged with transportation of a dangerous controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia; she is held on a bond of $20 thousand.

Yousey is charged with possession of marijuana, transportation of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. He is held on a bond of $95 thousand.