Tonopah Illegal Marijuana Grown Busted, Drugs, Cash, Weapons Seized


Phoenix – On Thursday, at approximately 11:00 am, a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, task force, served a search warrant in Tonopah after detectives received evidence that two suspects were illegally growing and selling marijuana in violation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA).

The suspects had 8 rooms designed for growing marijuana, 6 of which were in operation during the search warrant.

In addition, evidence was also located, including a closed loop butane lab, concluding that cannabis was being manufactured on the property.

Seized items:

● Approximately 244 pounds of Marijuana (177 live plants / 4 pounds Dried)

● Approximately 4 pounds of Cannabis

● 5 Rifles

● 1 Handgun

● $20,100 in Cash

● Large Quantity of Growing and Manufacturing Equipment

Maricopa County Sheriff Penzone said, “The phenomenal work of these detectives shows the commitment and sacrifice these men and women are willing to make to keep our community safe,” Sheriff Penzone continued. “The amount of illicit drugs coming through Maricopa
County continue to pose a threat to our community, in specifically, our youth, and these detectives continue to make this agency proud every day and I thank them for their outstanding work in getting these illegal drugs off the street.”

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