The Maricopa County Sheriff’s office arrested a suspected drug dealer Thursday after the man tried to barricade himself in his home.
Detectives moved on a tip from neighbors that a 30-year-old Anthem man was dealing heroin out of his home near Daisy Mountain Drive and Gavilan Peak Parkway, a densely-populated residential neighborhood.
When deputies went to the door, the suspect barricaded himself in a room and neighbors said they could hear deputies calling for him to come out on the loudspeaker--which he eventually did by climbing out of a side window.
The suspect’s mother, Erin Bishop, says her live-in son doesn’t do drugs and police and neighbors have the story wrong.
"It's never anything I knew about and I suspect that he isn't but if I find out he was I’ll chain and bar the door, I'm not gonna be very happy with him either," said Bishop.
The man was taken into custody and deputies were waiting for a search warrant to collect evidence from inside the home. MCSO expects to release more details, including his name and full list of charges, on Friday.