Drug Enforcement Administration


Douglas W. Coleman, Special Agent in Charge

December 19, 2011

Contact: Erica C. Curry

Phone Number: (602) 664-5609

DEA And Tempe Police Dismantle Drug Trafficking Organization


TEMPE, AZ. - U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA) and the Tempe Police Department along with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will host a press conference tomorrow morning, Tuesday December 20th, 2011 at 11:00 AM to announce the results of a 15-month long investigation that targeted an extensive trafficking cell associated with the Sinaloa Cartel. During the investigation, numerous arrests were made and large quantities of drugs and cash were seized.

What: - Joint Drug Investigation Press Conference
When: - Tuesday December 20th, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Where: - Tempe Police Department Apache Substation 1855 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe AZ 85281

List of Speakers:

  • Chief Tom Ryff - Tempe Police Department
  • Doug Coleman - DEA Acting Special Agent In Charge
  • Tom Horne - Arizona Attorney General
  • Bill Montgomery - Maricopa County Attorney
  • Commander Kim Hale - Tempe Police Department

*No additional information will be provided in advance of the press conference* -

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