Search for prowler leads to discovery of huge pot stash

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 1:29 PM

TOLLESON, Ariz. -- A call about a possible prowler at a Tolleson home led to the discovery of a large stash of marijuana.

When Tolleson Police responded to a 911 call about a possible prowler at a home, officers found a male subject crouching in a vehicle parked under a carport. Officers also reported smelling a powerful odor of marijuana around the home.

As an officer attempted to speak to the unidentified male, the subject reportedly tried to flee. Several other people also reportedly ran out of the home.

Two men were taken into custody, and police obtained a search warrant of the residence.  Inside, the officers discovered approximately 1,000 lbs. of marijuana.

30-year-old Perfecto Angulo Nunez and 39-year-old Senon Zavala-Meza, both from Phoenix, were booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Possession of Marijuana for Transportation and Criminal Trespassing.

"Our officers did an outstanding job, and thankfully no one was hurt," says Sgt. Obed Gaytan of the Tolleson Police Dept. "This discovery and seizure will definitely make an impact in our community of 7,200 residents. These drugs will not make their way into our schools or our community, not today."

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