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Jun 28, 2012 7:14 PM

Arivaca couple arrested for marijuana sales after 2-month investigation

TUCSON - A couple from Arivaca was arrested while allegedly transporting a load of marijuana near the border - the arrest comes after a two-month investigation by the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

The PCSD Director Patrol Unit investigated Robert and Irene Williams after numerous sources substantiated initial suspicions of involvement in drug trafficking, according to a news release from the department.

On June 26, deputies learned that the two suspects would be transporting a load of marijuana and notified Border Patrol agents. When the suspect's vehicle came to a checkpoint, a Border Patrol canine alerted to the car, and agents found about 10 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle, the release states.

Agents turned the investigation back over to sheriffs, who obtained a search warrant for the suspects' house, where they found 40 more pounds of marijuana, several weapons, vacuum sealers, scales and 12 marijuana plants.

All evidence was seized, and Robert and Irene Williams were arrested on charges for Possession of Marijuana for Sale, the release states.

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