150 lbs. of marijuana worth over $130k seized by MCSO deputies - New York News

150 lbs. of marijuana worth over $130k seized by MCSO deputies

Posted: Updated:
Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

The Maricopa County Sheriff Office says detectives intercepted approximately 150 pounds of marijuana being smuggled into the U.S. Thursday night.

After seeing two vehicles pull off the freeway and subjects loading bales of marijuana, detectives initiated a traffic stop.

According to MCSO's report, the first vehicle fled the scene and crashed into a tree.  Four people bailed from the truck, leaving behind the marijuana, which has a street value of over $130,000. The suspects haven't been found.

The second vehicle with three passengers was stopped.  All were taken into custody.  Officials say a loaded .45 caliber handgun was inside that vehicle.

Cesar Aguirre, 28, Francisco Reyna, 25 and Felix Saenz, 29,  were taken into custody and booked into the 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix.

"This week, my deputies have intercepted nearly fifteen hundred pounds of marijuana and will continue to crack down on the drug pushers by concentrating on the street level dealers in the near future," stated Arpaio.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hope's Land of Candy

    Hope's Land of Candy

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:13:34 GMT
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices