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Emergency calls lead to drug bust in East Tucson

Drugs valued at more than $10 million

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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:33 pm | Updated: 1:41 pm, Mon Dec 26, 2011.

Emergency calls to the Pima County Sheriff's Department led to a drug bust on Tucson's east side Tuesday night.

According to sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Barkman, emergency crews were dispatched to the 9100 block of Loma Linda Place around 9 p.m. in reference to suspicious activity.

Several 911 calls were made to the Pima County Sheriff's Department indicating a possible break-in or a home invasion.

Upon arrival, deputies made entry into the residence at which time 1,051 bales of marijuana (21,000 lbs.) with a street value of more than $10 million dollars was found.

Sixteen kilos of cocaine was also located along with assault rifles and body armor. No one

was located inside the residence.

The Counter Narcotics Alliance (CNA) was called to further investigate. At this time, members from CNA continue to investigate the incident.

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