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Deputies arrest Veterans on Patrol founder

Posted at 12:15 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 15:16:45-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - The man who founded Veterans on Patrol and claimed that an encampment near Interstate 19 and Valencia has been used for human trafficking was arrested on a damage and theft charges.

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer, who has posted viral videos alleging government cover-ups about activities at the camp, faces two counts of third degree burglary, as well as misdemeanor criminal damage and theft.

Meyer allegedly damaged water containers placed in the desert for migrants.

The 40-year-old was booked into Pima County Jail, where he was held on a $4,450 bond.

Tucson police and ICE said that they have not found any evidence that supports the allegations that the camp was used for human trafficking.

Meyer was also arrested in July and December 2018.