Triny Archuleta

Cochise County Sheriff's Office

A Cochise County man was arrested last week with a loaded crossbow, components to make an explosive device and other illicit items, police said.

On June 28, deputies with the Cochise County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a car in the area of Carroll Drive and Steffen Street, in Sierra Vista, according to a sheriff's department news release.

During the stop, a police dog notified its handler to the presence of methamphetamine inside the vehicle. During the investigation, detectives were able to determine that the meth was being sold out of the Sun Canyon Inn by 52-year-old Triny Archuleta, the news release said.

On June 29, police executed a search warrant on the Inn and Archuleta's vehicle, discovering methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, surveillance cameras and items used in drug sales, the release said. Police also the crossbow and bomb making components during the search, the release said.

Archuleta was booked into the Cochise County jail on charges of sale of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon on the commission of a drug offense, two counts of prohibited possession, tampering with evidence and use of a building to sell drugs.

Contact reporter Caitlin Schmidt at or 573-4191


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