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Police find drug stash house on Ariz. reservation

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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in southern Arizona say a traffic stop led to the discovery of more than 560 pounds of marijuana in a stash house on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says a task force also found 10 people hiding during the raid Sunday.

A sheriff's deputy had stopped a vehicle along State Route 84 near Stanfield that authorities were seeking for possible involvement in smuggling operations.

The sheriff's office says a deputy detained the driver, and authorities were able to link the vehicle to a house in Cockleburr Village.

Authorities say the 10 people were in the United States illegally. 9 of them were booked into the county detention center. The other person was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

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