On Thursday, January 12, 2023, at approximately 8:16 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on Hospital Drive, in Ketchum, Idaho which resulted in a felony drug arrest.
Deputies identified the driver as Ariel Ashley Perez, age 43 of Hailey, Idaho. Perez was determined to have an active Blaine County misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear and placed under arrest. During an inventory search of the vehicle incident to arrest deputies located controlled substances. Perez was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance -Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1) and booked in on the misdemeanor warrant.
Perez was arraigned in Magistrate Court on January 13, 2023, where the Judge set a bond of $1,000 on the felony charge and a separate bond of $322.50 on the misdemeanor warrant. After posting these bonds, Perez was later released from custody and scheduled for a preliminary hearing on January 24, 2023.
Blaine County Sheriff
Posted: 2: 30 p.m. on January 17, 2023
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