Sheriff's deputies bust drop house, 10 in custody

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The following is a news release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

At about 4:00 PM the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office began executing a search warrant on a drop house located at 4337 N. 53rd Lane apt # 102, Phoenix, AZ.

The drop house information was result of a very specific tip through the Sheriff's Illegal Immigration Hotline.

During surveillance deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle just leaving the drop house. That vehicle had three occupants. All three occupants are illegal aliens, one suspect was positively identified as a coyote and previous suspect that fled on foot from deputies.

After making the contact with the vehicle deputies entered the residence and verified it to be a drop house containing seven illegal aliens.

There are a total of ten illegal aliens in custody (all adults) on Federal charges, State charges pending interviews and further investigation.