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SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FRAUD, AND METHAMPHETAMINE
January 15, 2021

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at approximately 9:05 p.m. the Lake Havasu City Police Department responded to a residence in the 2600 block of Avalon Pl. for a report of a domestic violence in progress.

During the course of their investigation, responding officers located methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, counterfeit money, and blank credit cards inside the residence. Detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit and Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), assisted with the investigation, and a search warrant was served on the location.

Officers located and seized approximately 13 ounces of methamphetamine, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, $3,386.00 in currency, hundreds of blank credit cards, numerous fraudulent identification cards, credit card manufacturing equipment, and a large number of counterfeit bills. As a result of the investigation, 49-year-old Melissa Coffey-Meyer and 46-year-old Robert Neal were arrested.

Melissa Coffey-Meyer was charged with possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery, fraudulent schemes, criminal possession of  forgery device, aggravated taking the identity of another, taking the identity of another, forgery of a credit card, unlawful possession of scanning device, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, and child abuse.

Robert Neal was charged with possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery, fraudulent schemes, criminal possession of  forgery device, aggravated taking the identity of another, taking the identity of another, forgery of a credit card, unlawful possession of scanning device, aggravated assault per domestic violence, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, and child abuse.

During their initial appearances, Melissa Coffey-Meyer was held on a $50,000 bond and Robert Neal was held on a $50,000 bond. Both were transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Public Information Officer: Sergeant Frank Hayden

Booking Photo: Melissa K. Coffey-Meyer, Robert E. Neil


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