Court-ordered eviction turns up suspected drop house

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AVONDALE -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspected drop house in Avondale.

Suspected undocumented immigrants found

MCSO's Civil Division arrived at a home near Indian School Road and 106th Avenue to serve a court-ordered eviction Tuesday morning.

Deputies found a house without furnishings and several suspected illegal immigrants inside, according to Deputy Lindsey Smith.

Many of the suspected illegal immigrants attempted to flee, but deputies quickly apprehended them and placed them into custody.

The Sheriff's SWAT team entered the house and brought the other suspects into custody.

Westview High School and Garden Lakes Elementary School were in lockdown for a time.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was headed to the scene.

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