Man claims to be wearing someone else’s pants during drug arrest

SOLOMON — While helping Graham County Sheriff’s deputies in the search for the suspect in a domestic violence incident, Safford Police wound up making an unrelated drug arrest.

While searching on Upper Solomon Road, an officer came upon a vehicle and made contact. The driver identified himself as “Jimmy,” the same first name of the person officers were looking for. However, the man said his last name didn’t match, said he didn’t do anything wrong and drove off.

The officer affected a traffic stop and the driver, who eventually identified himself as Jimmy Flores, reportedly became agitated and demanded his lawyer. He exited his vehicle against the officer’s commands, prompting the officer to unholster his firearm.

Other officers arrived and Flores was restrained. During a search of him and his vehicle, a small bag with a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine was found in his trouser pocket and a scale was found in the vehicle.  Flores then reportedly claimed the pants he was wearing were not his.

He was booked into Graham County Jail on possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to produce a valid driver’s license.