Four arrested after marijuana, cash found in Phoenix home

Four arrested after marijuana, cash found in Phoenix home

Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Four arrested after marijuana, cash found in Phoenix home

Print
Email
|

by Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 20 at 9:27 PM

Map: Phoenix drug bust

View larger map

PHOENIX -- Four people were arrested Thursday night after more than $785,000 worth of marijuana and several thousand dollars in cash were found inside a Valley home.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Drug Suppression Task Force located approximately 1,571 pounds of pot after conducting a search at a home in the 4200 block of N. 63rd Drive.

MCSO said deputies also found more than $47,000 in cash sealed in vacuum bags and hidden inside two gallon-sized Prestone antifreeze containers.

Following their search, deputies arrested Osmar Cortez, 18; Miguel Sanchez, 23; Lizabeth Medrano, 23; and Yadira Medrano, 19.

All four suspects were booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on felony drug charges.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he’s concerned that Thursday’s arrests are a sign of a bigger problem involving drugs and immigration.

“We’re finding more and more illegal drugs smuggled into the United States by illegal aliens to warrant a crime suppression operation aimed at drugs and illegal immigration in the near future,” said Arpaio.

 

Print
Email
|