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60 grams of cocaine and stolen gun recovered in Apple Valley, suspect arrested

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A domestic disturbance call resulted in deputies finding 60 grams of cocaine and a stolen gun, officials said.

It happened on Monday, March 16, 2020 at approximately 11:37 a.m., in the 12000 block of Redwing Road in Apple Valley.

Upon arrival, Deputy Faylor learned the victim and her boyfriend, Teddy Mixson a 37-year-old resident of Apple Valley, had been involved in a domestic dispute.

Officials said Mixson left the location prior to the deputy arriving but the victim was able to provide a description of the vehicle he was in.

A short time later, the deputy located a vehicle matching the description at the Circle K at 20920 Bear Valley Road.

“Deputy Griego contacted the driver Shannon Smith, a 47-year-old resident of Apple Valley, and found 60 grams of cocaine and $840 in US currency in his pant pockets,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

Mixson was in the passenger seat of the vehicle and was found to have a misdemeanor warrant.

According to officials, “During an inventory search of the vehicle a stolen Smith & Wesson 9mm, containing a high capacity magazine, was located in the center console.”

Shannon Smith was arrested and transported to the High Desert Detention Center for being in violation of; A Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales and Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed. Mixson was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center on the misdemeanor warrant.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy B. Faylor at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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