Casa Grande man arrested on marijuana, firearms charges

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Pinal County authorities said glass jars containing hydroponic marijuana were found in Anthony Lara's vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas Pinal County authorities said glass jars containing hydroponic marijuana were found in Anthony Lara's vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas

FLORENCE, Ariz. -- A Casa Grande man was arrested after Pinal County sheriff's deputies seized guns and marijuana from his vehicle.
 
Deputies were assisting the Tohono O'Odham Police Department with a shots fired call Monday night, according to sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney. Officers were looking for a light-colored truck, which allegedly fled the scene after the shots were fired.

Deputies located a 1997 Ford truck in a ditch and detained the driver.
 
Deputies searched his vehicle and reported finding a loaded Glock 17 handgun, a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber handgun, a stolen .357-caliber handgun, seven glass jars containing hydroponic marijuana, and marijuana-smoking pipes.

Anthony Lara, 19, was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center on three counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony offense, one count of possession of marijuana, nine counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of a stolen firearm and three counts of possession of a firearm in a vehicle by a person under age 21.

Lara said he was a "medical marijuana card holder in California."