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Major meth dealer arrested in Kingman

5 other people were also arrested
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Posted at 2:42 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 17:42:49-04

Six Kingman residents, including one person who is considered a major dealer of methamphetamine for the Kingman and Bullhead City area, were arrested during drugs busts on Thursday.

Lenore Conrique, 52, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs,possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.

Frank Conrique III, 57, was arrested on a failure to pay undesignated warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court. 

Lonnie Martin Jr., 58, was arrested on a failure to pay misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court. 

Frank Conrique and Lonnie Martin were located on the property as well and were arrested on active warrants. 

During a search of the property, approximately 1/2 ounce of methamphetamine was located along with other items of paraphernalia.

During the second bust, Wayne Emerick, 32, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon during a drug offense, and possession of firearm by a prohibited possessor. 

Emerick is also currently on Parole out of Arizona and he was violated on scene by Parole Officers. 

Emerick's girlfriend Cameren East, 30, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon during a drug offense. 

During a search of the residence over a 1/4 pound of methamphetamine along with assorted items of paraphernalia were located. 

A shotgun was also found inside the residence. A newborn child was removed from the home by the Department of Child Safety.

During the third bust, an ongoing investigation led to the arrest of Walter "Spud" Murphy. Walter Leon Murphy III, 59, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Murphy had been identified as a large supplier of methamphetamine for the Kingman and Bullhead City area. During the investigation a quantity of methamphetamine along with a stolen firearm were located.

Several other people were arrested earlier this week for drugs in the Kingman area.