DPS: 8 arrested in Phoenix drug bust

PHOENIX - The Department of Public Safety stopped a drug transaction in progress Tuesday morning in west Phoenix.

According to DPS, the transaction happened in the Food City parking lot at 91st Avenue and Thomas Road around 7 a.m.

When DPS officers approached the vehicle in question, eight suspects ran but were shortly caught.

ICE was called to the scene to check citizenship status. ICE detained four of the eight suspects, DPS said.

Four suspects remain in DPS custody for investigation of possession of marijuana.

DPS said under 100 pounds of marijuana was seized.

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