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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 4, 2013 -

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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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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.