ELOY — Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies hauled in $7,000 worth of several different types of drugs during a traffic stop on Tuesday in Eloy.

Joshua Hulse, 42, of Phoenix was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon during a felony, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person after a PCSO deputy pulled him over around 9 p.m. on Interstate 10 in Eloy.

The deputy noticed signs of impairment in Hulse and inconsistencies in Hulse’s statements. Hulse allegedly admitted to having a THC marijuana vape pen in the vehicle and that he did not have a medical marijuana card.

A search of Hulse’s vehicle revealed several types of drugs including suspected fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine. The deputy also found $7,000 in cash and a gun in the vehicle. Hulse is not allowed to possess a weapon due to a previous criminal offense.

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Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at sadams@pinalcentral.com.

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