Phoenix Police Bust Family Drug Operation, Recover Coke, Weed, Kids, and 19 Guns

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This isn't actually true.

Among other things a Phoenix family learned this week, police say stashing a bunch of guns next to a 4-year-old kid is not acceptable, neither is running a drug house, nor is a stash of four pounds of marijuana considered "personal use."

Police arrested Jonathan Ramon, Veronica Ramon, and Michael Mendoza, at their home near 73rd Avenue and Indian School Road Tuesday. Police are charging the father, mother, and son with crimes ranging from marijuana possession, fortification of a building for drug trafficking, endangerment, and marijuana production (they were also growing pot in the backyard.)

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At the beginning of July, police began investigating a tip that the family was running a drug operation from their house, court documents state.

They stopped two cars leaving the home and found "usable quantities of marijuana and cocaine" with the driver, according to court documents.

On one stop, a man fingered Jonathan -- the father -- as the person he bought the drugs from.

Officers raided the home and found the cache of weapons; seven had been stored in a closet in the front living room, all within reach of two children, on of whom is four years old.

"These firearms were within direct reach of the four year old," a probable-cause statement says.

Along with four pounds of weed, officers found a little cocaine, more than $15,000 in cash, digital scales, plastic baggies, plastic wrap, a vacuum sealer, and a single marijuana plant in the backyard.

Jonathan tried to take the wrap for all the weapons and drugs, police say, and Veronica and Michael were more than happy to let him. But all are being charged.

Police asked Michael what he and his dad did for work, or how they pay for the home and living costs, Michael declined to answer.

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Left to right: Michael Mendoza, Veronica Ramon, and Jonathan Ramon.

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GINOINPHOENIX
GINOINPHOENIX

Fact: If an illegal immigrant is caught and deported back to his own country...mmm lets just say MEXICO...the punishment if caught a second time is stiff.   SOOOOOOO...a very sizable percentage of those trying to come back into the  USA  actually  have an INCENTIVE to become drug couriers...cuz if THEY GET CAUGHT WITH LETS SAY a 75 pound bale of marijuana strapped to their backs...they "Were merely transporters...not trying to "reenter" the country again!...and most are given a slap on the wrist and sent back.   And those that DON'T get caught have a very nice chunk of cash to get back to  being a regular old ordinary  ILLEGAL, taking up the jobs, sendin the money south, and sucking up dwindling resources meant for GENUINE AMERICAN CITIZENS.

redrock435
redrock435

They are only here for a better life of crime!

Merkinallday
Merkinallday

The true definition of "NOT GIVING A FUCK!!!"

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

im sooooo sure legalizing marijuana would end this kind of behavior...

Comanche_Moon
Comanche_Moon

"Safer Arizona" filed its paperwork for the marijuana-legalizing amendment to the Arizona Constitution with the Secretary of State's office. The group will need 259,213 signatures by July 2014 to get on the ballot.


milman
milman

More fine upstanding MExicants wanting to share their heritage with us,

therazorsedge555
therazorsedge555

"fortification of a building for drug trafficking"

SAY WHAT?

elvagotrago
elvagotrago

El futuro de AZ, CA and the rest of America.  Gracias democrats.

Raul Gustavo Madrid Jr.
Raul Gustavo Madrid Jr.

You KNOW this was in the upper-end of little mexico. INDIANSCHOOL, you got to know it

hjoemora
hjoemora

Not just brown people are doing this.

MonkeyNards
MonkeyNards

He was just trying to provide for his family. If AZ wasnt so so racist towards brown skinned hard working people they wouldnt have had to resort to selling drugs. Amnesty and open borders now! Free these innocent victims.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Marco Cruz  

Just like legalizing alcohol made all of the illegal stills disappear overnight.

 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@therazorsedge555  

Yes, that's interesting, isn't it?

What next, putting gasoline in a car for use in drug trafficking?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@elvagotrago

usted es agradable 

And while we are at it, let's thank the Republicans (fair is fair) for a trashed Economy, a do nothing congress, failing to prosecute the banks who stole from every taxpayer in this country, 3000+ dead American Servicemen in illegal wars against people who have never attacked us... 

shall I go on or are you done pointing fingers while standing in a glass house?

Swoosh
Swoosh

@Raul Gustavo Madrid Jr. This is happening in many neighborhoods across the USA and the world, affecting all ethnic backgrounds, not just latin communities.  Maryvale is a tough hood no doubt, they took the dumb route with their eyes on fast money and they paid the price, their ethnicity is irrelevent to the real issues at hand.

milman
milman

They are the racists coming here illegally and mooching off the american taxpayers all while trying to turn our country into a third world sh!th0le like their own.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@Flyer9753 @elvagotrago I think there is plenty of blame to go around among both parties. 

When the Dems were in charge, they did nothing to stop this stuff. 

When the Repubs were in charge, they did nothing to stop this stuff.

The "most transparent Administration in history" is so clouded and cloaked that we are not sure what is happening to us.  Every morning that I wake up and see that my bank is still solvent is a good day.

We really need to get rid of all of those dumbasses and get some "leadership" that gives a rat's ass about us for a change

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@bob_lablaw96 @Flyer9753 @elvagotrago 

I agree there is plenty of blame to go around. I will not say it's equal, but there it is shared to different extents between them all.

That was exactly my point to elvago, since he went straight to the demo's in his comment, instead of acknowledging this is a 2 party problem.

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