1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized, 2 Arrested

February 17, 2014

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said it seized nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana from suspected drug smugglers. Sheriff’s Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said the MCSO was responding to a tip.

“Just south of Gila Bend, where they encountered three people, two of them which were on ATVs and another one in a Ford Truck,” Enriquez said. “The ATVs were loaded down with bundles and bundles of marijuana.”

Enriquez said two suspects were arrested. One suspect escaped and ran into the desert.