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MCSO: $380,000 worth of marijuana, money and weapons found in north PHX drug lab bust

Posted: 12:09 PM, Sep 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-19 01:32:49-04
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PHOENIX — MCSO investigators raided a home in north Phoenix that has allegedly been used as a large cannabis oil manufacturing and distribution site for over a year.

On September 12, investigators with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on a home near 27th Avenue and the Carefree Highway.

Inside they allegedly found "a large closed loop butane honey oil (narcotic cannabis) extraction system." They also found "a large amount of cannabis oil, refined cannabis oil, 200 pounds of marijuana and more than 1,000 cartridges of narcotic cannabis that can be used for vaping, according to court records.

Investigators say the cartridges are worth over $75,000. In total, $380,000 worth of drugs, firearms and cash were seized.

MCSO located and seized six guns, two vehicles, a boat and an ATV.

Authorities arrested Kolby Jacob Stevens, 23 and Tucker Wade Reece, 23 at the home, but say there may be others involved in the enterprise.

Scene photos from MCSO show "snacks" infused with cannabis, including "Sour Dab Kids," "Flamin' Hot Weedos," and "Weed Thins."

“We are focused on protecting the young adults in our community,” said MCSO Sheriff Paul Penzone. “We will not tolerate criminal activity targeting adolescence for profit and at the expense of health,” the Sheriff continued. “I would like to thank the Maricopa County Drug Suppression Task Force and our partners at the Black Mountain Precinct at the Phoenix Police Department for their collaborative partnership in getting these criminals off the street."

Reece and Stevens have been charged with narcotic drug sale and possession, possession of a weapon in a drug offense, conspiracy and conducting an illegal enterprise.