SAFFORD — A man reportedly found with close to three grams of heroin last month, which was over the personal use threshold, was arrested by Safford Police for a warrant, possession of narcotics for sale and drug paraphernalia.

Friday night, May 28, an officer responded to the 7th Street area, where Anthony Garcia, 30, and his girlfriend were reported possibly armed with knives. According to the police report, the caller said Garcia took part in an assault earlier that month and fled the scene before police arrived.

Garcia was located pushing his girlfriend in a wheelchair; it was later found she was not injured. She surrendered a pocket knife. Another knife was reportedly found in Garcia’s pocket, along with a syringe. Garcia also had an outstanding warrant, for which he was arrested.

According to the report, a plastic bag of a substance resembling heroin fell out of Garcia’s pocket. Garcia stepped on the bag, but the officer pushed him back and secured it. The substance field tested positive for heroin, reportedly weighing in at 2.8 grams. Several syringes and empty plastic bags were reportedly found in a black bag on the wheelchair, and Garcia allegedly admitted the black bag was his.

Garcia was booked into the Graham County Jail for his warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic drug for sale.

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