Jan 042013

It was a busy year for members of the Major Crimes Apprehension Team (MCAT) as Arizona Department of Public Safety interdiction officers worked with them to confiscate more than $1.6 million in drugs and as-sets, as well as weapons from arrests that took place along Interstate 40 through Navajo County in 2012.
“I am extremely pleased with MCAT’s efforts to make Navajo County a safer place to visit and reside. The scourge of drug addiction on our communities can be diminished when we vigorously pursue those individuals who would make profit from another’s addiction,” stated Navajo County Sheriff KC Clark.
The list of drugs confiscated included 838.27 pounds of packaged marijuana with a street value of over $1.1 million; 16.27 pounds of methamphetamines with a street value of $192,322; 365 grams of heroin valued at $15,511; 4.26 pounds of cocaine valued at $52,326; 37 marijuana plants valued at $21,300; 94 doses of ecstasy valued at $1,880; 1.05 pounds of hashish valued at $9,520; and 406 doses of prescription drugs valued at $4,060. Also seized were other assets totaling $181,733, as well as 31 weapons.
These incidents resulted in the arrests of 643 suspects and the discovery of 110 illegal immigrants.