Drugs found at teen suspect's home

Drugs found at teen suspect's home, deputies said.

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 17-year-old boy for allegedly selling drugs in a San Tan Valley neighborhood.

On March 13, the Pinal County Narcotics Unit got a tip from the public about possible illegal drug activity in the area.

An almost month-long investigation revealed that the teen suspect was selling various types of drugs in one subdivision. Those drugs included marijuana and butane hash oil.

When the teen suspect was arrested, sheriff's officials say he was found with a .40 caliber handgun in his possession.

During a later search of the teen's home, detectives say they found 2 pounds of marijuana, 39 cartridges of butane hash oil, 20 hydroxyzine (anti-anxiety) pills, suspected ecstasy and eight sheets of suspected LSD with more than 150 individual doses.

“We want to thank the citizen who let us know this was happening. This is a great example of community policing. We cannot do our jobs effectively without the community’s help,” said Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb in a statement.

The 17-year-old suspect is facing multiple charges, including possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of narcotic drugs and misconduct involving weapons.


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(9) comments


He's under 18, he won't be doing any time.


He can if they try him as an adult and I bet they will.


That depends on who his parents are


In San Tan dealing drugs is endangering children. West Phoenix, it's not even news worthy. You all are hypocritical morons.


Own - Stay in your own mind, you don't belong out here with us....and while you're at it, go clean up the West Valley.


Assuming the feelings of others in a judgmental way is the strongest sign of a self-righteous hypocrite. You might want to take a look in the mirror.

I personally feel that most people are against drug dealing no matter where it takes place and have sympathy for innocent children who have to be around it.


Lock this punk up AND his worthless parents . Cause I’m so sure that the parents knew what was going on in there house ,,, how could they not smell that s__t .


Lock that punk up endangering the youth and families of that community.


*for endangering the youth and families of that community.

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