Mom of 3 busted with 1,100 lbs of pot in home

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TUCSON - A 24-year-old mother was arrested after officers discovered over 1,000 pounds of pot in her house.

Investigators from the Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies assigned to the Tucson Counter Narcotics Alliance say they saw an individual on a bicycle who they believed had a spotting scope and was scanning the area around a trailer park in the 7700 block of South Cardinal. The person was determined to be a "lookout."

Detectives say they saw what appeared to be a bale of marijuana taken from a shed at a property in the area. Officers followed a car from the resident and stopped the driver. John Matus, 20, was arrested after officers found a bale of pot in the car.

Detectives obtained a search warrant and went to the residence in question and found 1,100 pounds of marijuana inside the house. Gumersinda Galaz, 24, was arrested and booked into jail. She faces drug-related charges and child endangerment.

Galaz' children are 8, 5 and 4 years old. Police are now looking for the children's father, Jesus Erasto Martinez, so they can question him.