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Updated May 12, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Deputies arrest medical marijuana cardholder

PHOENIX — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Department says it has
arrested a medical marijuana cardholder for illegally growing and selling pot.

Members of a narcotics task force recently served a search warrant at Stephen
Cartwright’s home in Saddlebrooke after getting a tip that he was selling
high-grade marijuana out of his residence.

The sheriff’s department says a sophisticated growing operation was found along
with 97 plants. Detectives also found more than 60 pounds of packaged marijuana
that was ready for sale, other drugs, drug paraphernalia and some cash.

Authorities say the plants and packaged drugs were worth an estimated $322,400.

Cartwright was arrested and booked into the county jail. He’s facing numerous
drug charges. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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