ARIZONA NEWS

MCSO arrests 14 suspects in marijuana delivery service sting

Sep 12, 2019, 6:00 PM | Updated: Sep 13, 2019, 6:02 am

(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)...

(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office last week arrested 14 suspects during a sting against marijuana delivery services, the agency announced Thursday.

Detectives set up the operation in an attempt to stymie the black market of the medical marijuana business, which MCSO said has grown rapidly since 2010.

The suspects delivered cannabis products to an undercover residence, where they were subsequently arrested after completing the transaction.

Detectives used online advertising site Weedmaps to contact multiple groups, according to a press release.

According to MCSO, the delivery services were asking for donations instead of a sale on their Weedmaps pages to mask the illegal operations.

All suspects were booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on charges of sale of narcotic drugs and sale of marijuana.

They were identified as Albert Shlamoon, Brian Natkie, Daniel Garcia, Deon Payne, Jacob Walters, Jalynn Pelletier, James Brown, James Watkins, Karly Cramer, Raymus Bryant, Richard Hartman, Shiyuan Peng, Tianna Westley and Wendy Gonzalez.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A band performs during an Arizona Bike Week motorcycle rally in Scottsdale, Arizona...

Kevin Stone

Yelawolf, George Thorogood, Everclear round out Arizona Bike Week concert lineup

The concert schedule for Arizona Bike Week 2024 in Scottsdale is set, with Yelawolf, George Thorogood and Everclear joining the lineup.

4 hours ago

A man was shot and killed in northwest Phoenix on Feb. 23, 2023. (Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Polic...

KTAR.com

Police seeking suspect after man shot dead in northwest Phoenix alley

The Phoenix Police Department is looking for a suspect after a man was shot dead in a northwest Phoenix alley on Thursday evening.

8 hours ago

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is eyeing a big expansion on-site. (VRX Studios/Justin Kriel)...

Ron Davis/Phoenix Business Journal

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess eyes expansion of guest rooms, restaurants, event spaces and more

The iconic Fairmont Scottsdale Princess filed a request to the city of Scottsdale to update its master plan.

10 hours ago

Follow @KTAR923...

KTAR.com

TSMC reaches construction milestone for Phoenix chip factory

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in Phoenix reached a construction milestone on its chip plant this week.

11 hours ago

Stock image of four men working off the ground on a grid of steel rods. Construction was one of Ari...

Kevin Stone

Arizona had 103 fatal work injuries in 2022, a sharp increase from previous year

There were 103 fatal work injuries in Arizona in 2022, according newly released federal statistics, 54% more than a year earlier.

12 hours ago

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) attends a House Armed Services Committee hearing on July 9, 2020, in Wash...

KTAR.com

Ruben Gallego calls Arizona US Senate rival Kari Lake’s switch up on John McCain ‘insulting’

Democratic Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Ruben Gallego isn't buying Kari Lake's change of heart when it comes to John McCain.

13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Valley residents should be mindful of plumbing ahead of holidays

With Halloween in the rear-view and more holidays coming up, Day & Night recommends that Valley residents prepare accordingly.

MCSO arrests 14 suspects in marijuana delivery service sting