Search of Chino Valley home turns up chemicals to make methamphetamine, 1 arrested

CHINO VALLEY, AZ - A 55-year-old man was arrested on a number of drug and weapon charges in Chino Valley on Tuesday.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, detectives served a search warrant in the 1700 block of Tumbleweed Drive just before 5 p.m.

Detectives based the search warrant on information developed that the home’s occupants were involved in manufacturing and possessing dangerous drugs.

Darrell Pombo was identified as a suspect and based on previous information related to Pombo and weapons violations YCSO SWAT deputies went into the home to make sure it was safe for investigators.

Pombo was found and detained.

During a search of the home, detectives found several glass methamphetamine pipes, marijuana pipes and used syringes throughout.

Detectives also found a combination of chemicals and supplies commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine in a bathroom.

The materials were gathered under the supervision of a hazardous materials team.

Searchers also found three “homemade” firearms, including one with a suppressor attached to the barrel and a shotgun.

YCSO says Pombo is a prohibited firearms possessor based on a prior felony conviction.

Pombo was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including manufacture of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture of a prohibited weapon and multiple counts involving prohibited possession and possession of a deadly weapon during a felony.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

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