Soldiers in Phoenix Arrested on Drug Charges
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's most recent crime sweep - with routine traffic stops- turned up an unlikely trio of suspects: three soliders in uniform. They were arrested on drug charges, money laundering, and conspiracy charges.
The soldiers, Dwayne Campbell, Llewellyn Stamoulis and Romaine May were discovered to have 680 pounds of marijuana and $10,000 in cash. They were wearing military clothing and identified themselves with U.S. Government issued military identification.
"It is during the enforcement of minor traffic violations like cracked windshields and broken tail lights that deputies come across offenders of more serious crimes like drug smugglers, human smugglers, and perhaps even murderers" Sheriff Arpaio says.
The Sheriff also stated that despite criticism of his suppression operations from the Obama administration, he will continue to conduct crime sweeps and enforce all aspects of illegal immigration laws.