Cornville residents arrested by PANT

PANT, YCSO and Cottonwood Police recently served a search warrant at a home in the 300 block of South El Rancho Bonito Road in Cornville. Spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says over the past several months, P.A.N.T. Detectives began receiving information regarding 52-year old Bryan Ritter of Cornville and his reported involvement in the use and possession of illegal drugs among other crimes. Detectives developed probable cause and obtained a search warrant for Ritter’s residence and various drug-related crimes. He says contact was made with Ritter, 27-year old Misty Esler and 55-year old Johanna Johnson. Detectives recovered heroin, meth and numerous forms of drug paraphernalia. All three were jailed on felony drug charges; Esler also had a warrant for her arrest and Johnson was additionally charged with probation violation.