MCSO investigation leads to drop house bust in west Valley

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an alleged drop house in the west Valley.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies are conducting an investigation at a residence in the 5100 block of N. 38th Avenue on Monday evening.

Aaron Douglas, with MCSO, says they developed information last week during an interstate traffic stop. That information, according to investigators, led them to the home in question where deputies found between eight and nine suspected illegal immigrants, as well as a suspected human smuggler, known as a “coyote.”

A search warrant was drawn up so that deputies could continue their investigation at the residence.