Published on January 30, 2024


Four Verde Valley residents were jailed on multiple felony drug counts and nearly 1000 fentanyl pills were seized January 25th in Camp Verde.

Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) detectives had received information about possible drug sales in the parking lot of a Camp Verde grocery store. After conducting surveillance, and with the assistance of the Camp Verde Marshall’s Office (CVMO), they arrested the main dealer, 26-year-old Ryan Wrubel of Rimrock, along with three others. Wrubel was charged with four felonies, including Sale of a Narcotic Drug, and was found to possess about 600 fentanyl pills.

39-year-old Amber Spencer of Rimrock was jailed on four felony drug counts, including Possession of a Narcotic for sale, along with felony charges of Child Abuse and Endangerment for having a young child with her at the time. Detectives said she was in possession of about 200 fentanyl pills.

Walt Dawson, 42, of Camp Verde was booked on four felony charges including Possession of a Narcotic Drug for sale. 24-year-old Marik Fox of Camp Verde was charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Detectives say those two men possessed over 100 fentanyl pills between them.

“Once again PANT has demonstrated its commitment to taking drug dealers and dangerous narcotics off the streets of our communities. I also want to thank CVMO for their assistance. We appreciate the teamwork,” said Sheriff David Rhodes.

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