YAVAPAI COUNTY JURY CONVICTS MAN FOR TRANSPORTING 40 LBS OF METH
A 32-year-old Tucson man was found guilty by a Yavapai County jury for transporting 40 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as possessing anabolic steroids for sale, and possessing a firearm during a drug offense. County Attorney Dennis McGrane announced that Abisai Urias was convicted last Thursday.
Urias’ jury trial followed a May 10th, 2022 traffic stop by a Cottonwood Police officer. The officer, trained to spot signs of drug trafficking, questioned Urias, the sole occupant of the vehicle. Urias admitted there were steroids in the vehicle. A subsequent search uncovered vials of anabolic steroids that Urias admitted he planned to sell, a loaded handgun in the driver’s door, and nearly forty pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a duffle bag and a dog-food bag, which Urias admitted he planned to take to a nearby city.
Even though he failed to appear for trial, Urias was convicted and is facing between 5 and over 30 years in prison. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Cottonwood Police Department or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.