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14 arrested in bust of black-market marijuana, deliveries

Posted at 6:53 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 09:53:36-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff's Office officials say 14 people have been arrested after a drug bust that targeted black-market marijuana and narcotic cannabis delivery services.

They say the 10-hour operation Thursday by the sheriff's special investigations division established an undercover residence before multiple marijuana delivery groups were contacted.

The groups delivered the agreed-upon amount of marijuana and/or narcotic cannabis to the undercover detectives in exchange for cash.

After the vehicles left the residence, surveillance was established on the suspects until they were able to be contacted by uniformed deputies and arrested.

Sheriff's officials say the sale and delivery of illegal marijuana and narcotic cannabis products not protected under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is a growing problem.