Deputies detain dozens at E. Valley landscaping company

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MCSO investigating Artistic Land Management

EAST VALLEY -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office served search warrants Wednesday morning at several East Valley locations of a company called Artistic Land Management.

According to MCSO, the company is under investigation for possible violations of Arizona's employer's sactions statue.

Deputies detained nearly three dozen people, including suspects on criminal fraud violations, suspects wanted on arrest warrants, and some believed to be in the country illegally.

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio are scheduled to talk about the operation at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Details will be updated as they become available.