ACPD: Two arrested on gun, meth charges following traffic stop

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The Arkansas City Police Department arrested two individuals on meth and gun charges following a routine traffic stop in the 1100 block of West Elm on Monday.

According to a news release from the ACPD Wednesday, an officer observed a Chevrolet pickup committing a traffic violation just before noon Monday. The driver, Chaz Edward Alcorn, 35, of Ark City, was found to have a suspended driver’s license, an expired tag, and no proof of insurance.

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Further investigation revealed an active Kiowa County, Kansas, District Court Warrant for Alcorn’s probation violation as well as possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm.

Elia Rodriguez, 38, also of Ark City, a passenger in the vehicle, was also detained. Subsequent searches conducted by officers revealed a handgun, drug paraphernalia, and a baggie containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Both suspects were transported to the Cowley County Jail.

Alcorn’s bond was set at $12,300, while Rodriguez’s was set at $10,500. Both remained confined in the county jail as of Wednesday.

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