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.