Taxi driver arrested on weapon, drug charges

Justus Sean Staples was arrested by Wickenburg Police on weapon and drug charges Saturday, Oct. 19. Multiple fentanyl pills were allegedly discovered at Staples's residence after a search warrant was served.

Wickenburg Police authorities say a 26-year-old Wickenburg resident was arrested on a weapon and drug charges, including fentanyl, late Saturday night.

Justus Sean Staples was working for a local taxi company at about 9 p.m. Oct. 19 when he was located in the area of Wickenburg Way and Tegner Street. WPD detectives were granted a search warrant earlier on Saturday, believing Staples was involved in the unlawful distribution of drugs, according to WPD public information officer Lt. Amy Sloane in a statement.

After Staples was taken into custody, Wickenburg Special Response Team members served a search warrant at Staples’s residence in the 100 block of Henderson Street.

Officers came upon a 17-year-old female in the residence. She was later released to her mother.

A search of the residence allegedly yielded multiple fentanyl pills, narcotic drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.

Staples was taken to the Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix. He was charged with possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon during a drug offense, and possession of a prescription drug, all felonies.

Information provided by Wickenburg Police Department

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Good news, I'm glad he's off our streets. It's now time for this individual to realize that his days of being free to run the lives and families of others including his very own are OVER!! Good job W.P.D

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