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PD: Valley drug leader arrested in Tolleson with 56 pounds of meth

Posted: 3:04 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-08 01:59:59Z

A man described by police as a 'meth distribution leader' was arrested in Tolleson on Monday. 

According to court documents, police raided the home of 25-year-old German Valenzuela Corrales, near 99th Avenue and Broadway Road. 

Officers allegedly found Corrales ready to leave with 56 pounds of packaged meth worth over $100,000, in his car. 

Police say they also located additional meth, heroin, and cocaine in the house. They also allegedly found $14,000 in cash. 

Police described Corrales as, "the leader of a Phoenix-based methamphetamine distribution cell, believed to be responsible for the distribution of approximately 50 pounds of meth a month." 

Corrales, who is in the United States illegally, reportedly told police that he has been distributing illegal drugs in Arizona for the past 2 and a half years. He said he was saving money for a medical procedure in Mexico.

He has been charged on multiple drug-related charges.