Duo arrested in Apple Valley on suspicion of having illegal drugs and a firearm


During a traffic stop in Apple Valley, sheriff’s deputies arrested a couple suspected of having illegal drugs and a firearm.

Those arrested were Anthony Ruben Arias, 45, of Apple Valley, and Andrea Lynn Craig, 34, of Victorville, the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Office reported.

Sheriff’s officials reported that around 1:06 a.m. Wednesday, deputies performed a traffic stop on a Chevy Avalanche near the intersection of Arapahoe Avenue and Quinnault Road.

The area is north of Highway 18 and east of Navajo Road.

The driver of the vehicle, Arias, was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and the passenger, Craig, was found in possession of a loaded firearm.

Craig, who is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning a firearm, was arrested and convicted for a felon in possession of a firearm.

Craig remains at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, with bail set at $50,000. She is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on Friday, according to booking records.

Arias was arrested and incarcerated at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was then cited free.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked by the Sheriff’s Department to contact Apple Valley Police Department Deputy Sanders at 760-240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the We-Tip hotline at 800-78CRIME (27463) or you can leave the information on the We-Tip website at wetip.com.

Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at 760-951-6227 or RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com. Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz


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