PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Public Safety and Phoenix-area law
enforcement agencies have conducted numerous raids following a monthslong
investigation into illegal drug sales by criminal street gangs.
The Phoenix Police Department said in advance of a scheduled Wednesday
afternoon news conference that participating agencies served search warrants on
16 locations in Phoenix and one in Avondale.
According to a police statement, the trafficking involved PCP, crack cocaine, marijuana and
methamphetamine in Phoenix and other parts of Arizona.
Agencies participating included in the raids were police departments from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert and
Chandler and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.