A Lake Havasu City Woman Was Arrested On Various Drug Charges August 29, One Week Before Her Trial In Kingman On Another Drug Case Dating Back To May Of Last Year. A One-Day Trial Followed By Extended Jury Deliberations Yielded Mixed Verdicts In The Case Involving Pier Bercia, 48.
The jury in Kingman convicted Bercia of possession of drug paraphernalia but was unable to reach a verdict on a charge of possession of dangerous drugs for sale. The case evolved from seizure of about an ounce of methamphetamine.
Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steve Conn scheduled an October 9 sentencing hearing on the paraphernalia conviction and declared a mistrial on the more serious possession for sale count. Prosecutor Greg McPhillips said it is his intent to go to trial again on the unresolved charge.
McPhillips also said it is possible that the old case could be resolved in a package plea agreement involving the new case stemming from Bercia’s most recent arrest. Lake Havasu City police said they seized about $36,000 in cash and about an ounce of methamphetamine when Bercia and two other suspects were taken into custody on August 29.
The other suspects are identified as David Jones, 46, Lake Havasu City, and Michael Salinas, 26, Greenfield, Calif. Jones faces additional charges resulting from the reported seizure of two more pounds of methamphetamine during a search of his residence in the 4000 block of Lakeview Road. Read Original Article Here