Tuesday, May 9, 2017



Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agents catch two men with a million dollars worth of pot
Posted: May 03, 2017 2:16 PM MST
Updated: May 03, 2017 2:16 PM MST
Posted By Faye DeHoff


Elgin -
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working near Elgin made an immigration stop on a suspicious vehicle Tuesday afternoon, which led to a pursuit and eventual discovery of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $1 million.

When agents attempted to stop a 2003 Chevy pickup truck on Lower Elgin Road, northeast of State Route 83, the vehicle sped up. The truck then abruptly veered off road and collided with a chunk of concrete. Agents later identified the truck's occupants as two male Mexican nationals illegally in the United States. Both men required medical treatment and were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Agents seized the truck and 97 bundles of marijuana found inside. Both men were arrested on drug smuggling charges and will be processed in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless or until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.


Man arrested in Snowflake after meth and 14 weapons seized
Posted: May 03, 2017 2:09 PM MST
Updated: May 03, 2017 2:09 PM MST


HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) - Navajo County Sheriff's officials say a man has been arrested in Snowflake after methamphetamine and more than a dozen firearms were found at his home.

They say Scott Dean Anderson is prohibited from possessing firearms.
He was taken into custody Tuesday after a search warrant was executed at his residence.

Sheriff's officials say more than seven ounces of meth was found along with 14 firearms and other weapons.

They say Anderson was arrested without incident.
He's been booked into the county jail on suspicion of methamphetamine possession,
possession meth for sale,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
possession of a weapon during a drug offense and
having a weapon while being a prohibited possessor.

It was unclear Wednesday if Anderson has an attorney for his case yet.


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