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SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO GUNS AND DRUGS
May 20, 2020

Over the past two months, the Lake Havasu City Police Department Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (A.T.F.) have been conducting an investigation into a subject making dozens of straw purchases of firearms in exchange for drugs.   A “straw purchase” refers to someone that is legally able to buy a firearm and then deliberately diverts the firearm to a person who is unable to legally purchase firearms.

On May 15, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the A.T.F. SWAT team along with Lake Havasu City Police Officers served a search warrant in the 3300 block of S. Palo Verde Blvd.  During the search warrant, two firearms, four artillery simulator explosive devices, a large amount of ammunition, 92 oxycodone pills, marijuana and approximately $2700 cash were seized.

Search warrants were also executed on two vehicles that were stopped leaving the residence prior to the search warrant being served at the house.  An additional $8,000 cash along with 100 oxycodone pills were seized from the vehicles. 

As a result of the investigation, the following subjects were arrested:

Dominic P. Zamora, a 43-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was charged with conspiracy to sell narcotic drugs, sales of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, misconduct involving a weapon, misconduct involving explosives, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  During his initial appearances, Zamora was held on a $100,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

Thurman L. Harris, a 45-year-old California resident, was charged with conspiracy to sell narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. During his initial appearances, Harris was held on a $50,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

Kevin A. Thompson, a 21-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a failure to comply warrant.  Thompson pled guilty to his charges and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fine payments. 

Public Information Officer: Sergeant Tom Gray

Booking photo: Dominic P. Zamora, Thurman L. Harris and Kevin A. Thompson.


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