Large quantity of meth seized in Globe, one arrested

Photos courtesy Gila County Sheriff’s Office Law enforcement agencies recently seized around 908 grams of methamphetamines, along with cash, a handgun and drug paraphernalia, from a residence in Globe.

On May 26, authorities seized more than 900 grams of methamphetamines from a residence in Globe and arrested a local woman on several drug-related charges.

At approximately 5:42 that evening, the Gila County Drug, Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force, Gila County Sheriff’s Office and San Carlos Apache Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the Alhambra Mobile Home Park as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

The search of the residence turned up approximately 908 grams of methamphetamines, which was seized. The drugs had a street value of approximately $90,800. Also seized were $1,660 in cash, a semi-automatic handgun and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. One subject, 44-year-old Zinnia Angela Rodriguez, of Globe, was detained.

Rodriguez was arrested for possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, misconduct involving a weapon in a drug offense, misconduct involving a weapon as a prohibited possessor and two misdemeanor warrants out of the Gila County Sheriff’s Office and Miami Police Department.

“The Sheriff’s Office is committed to continuing an aggressive stance on the drug problems that impact our communities and to the strong working relationship with our tribal partners in combating these problems,” Gila County Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd said in a press release.

Shepherd thanked the San Carlos Apache Police Department for their collaborative effort in the investigation, as well as the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission for their continued funding of the Gila County Drug, Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force.

Photos courtesy Gila County Sheriff’s Office

Zinnia Angela Rodriguez

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