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Contact: Lisa Kutis, PIO
Goodyear Police Department
Office: 623-882-7663
Cell: 480-243-4723 

Goodyear Police New Narcotics Unit Make Large Marijuana Bust

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Goodyear Police Department’s new Narcotics Unit shut down a large marijuana growing operation on Thursday. A search warrant was executed at 6:30 am at the home on W. Beverly by Goodyear SWAT and K-9 units, assisted by DEA and Glendale SWAT team. Steven Oates, age 51 was arrested and charged with several felonies including possession of marijuana for sale, possession of production and possession of narcotics. 156 marijuana plants were discovered along with over 10 pounds of marijuana. He is being held on $150,000 cash bond. The other 2 suspects are investigative leads and charges have not been filed.

The new Goodyear Narcotics Unit has been training for the last 6 months with other police agencies. This is their first large bust.
WHO: Goodyear Police Department Narcotics Unit

WHAT: Large Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down

WHEN: March 28, 2013

WHERE: Home on West Beverly, Goodyear

CONTACT: Lisa Kutis 623-882-7663 or email at for more information

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