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22 firearms, ammunition and drugs seized during Phoenix search warrant

Aug 30, 2022, 4:05 AM

(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)...

(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)

(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)

PHOENIX — Detectives seized 22 firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition and drugs while serving a search warrant at a Phoenix home in August.

The search happened near 89th Avenue and Thomas Road on Aug. 18 following a criminal investigation, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

About 13,000 rounds of ammunition, 13 handguns, 7 rifles, 2 shot guns, a crossbow and a sword were discovered in the home.

There was also about 1,800 fentanyl pills, along with substantial quantities of heroin and Xanax.

Matthew Brode, 42, was arrested on charges including possession of a narcotic drug for sale and possession of a deadly weapon.

The investigation in the case was led by the AZDPS Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission.

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22 firearms, ammunition and drugs seized during Phoenix search warrant