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Suspect Attempts to Flush Large Quantity of Marijuana Down the Toilet
 
Posted: 11/21/2013 12:00 AM
 
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, members of the Pinal County Narcotics Task force with the assistance of our patrol deputies and K-9 handlers served a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of North Center Avenue, Casa Grande.

As they made entry into the home, Christopher Cruz (age 20 of Casa Grande) the suspect in the case was found in the bathroom. Christopher was in the process of attempting to flush a large quantity of marijuana down the toilet. He was quickly taken into custody without incident.

In the bathroom, detectives found Christopher had approximately four pounds of marijuana. Also inside of the residence were two shotguns and a handgun.

Christopher was booked into the Pinal County Jail for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Misconduct involving Weapons, Destruction of Evidence, and two counts of Endangerment since there were two young children in the residence. Christopher has a prior felony conviction related to criminal damage.

He is currently being held without bond. Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Suspect Cruz attempted to flush nearly four pounds of marijuana down the toilet to avoid arrest. I’m sure he now wishes he invested in a plunger for his house and he may have gotten away with the possession charge. With his prior felony conviction and current charges, he will likely be serving sometime in prison.”
Public Information Officer

Jim Knupp
520.483.4502
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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