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Arizona Department of Public Safety Detectives Serve A Search Warrant at a Home in Ahwatukee and Discover More Than 100 Marijuana Plants

One Suspect Arrested Yesterday Following a Traffic Stop

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 -

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team working with detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division of DPS served a search warrant at 16830 S. Yellow Court. Inside the home, detectives found more than 100 marijuana plants along with elaborate equipment that indicated a sophisticated growing operation. A number of weapons were also found including an AK-47 and several handguns.

The investigation began yesterday June 3 following a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Tonopah involving a Canine Unit from the DPS Highway Patrol Division. Inside the vehicle, officers discovered seven pounds of high-grade Northern California marijuana. At that time Johnny Le, 24, of Ahwatukee was arrested. He faces multiple charges including transportation of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, money laundering and weapons charges.

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