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4 STATE OF ARIZONA
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT COUNTY OF PIMA, STATE OF ARIZONA
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ss. AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF COUNTY OF PIMA Personally appearing this _ on the premises located at:
SEE ATTACHMENT "AU SEARCH WARRANT.
day of May 2011, Detective Tisch of the Pima County Sheriff's Department
make complaint and say that there is just, probable and reasonable cause to believe that there is now
In the vehicles described as:
SEE ATTACHMENT "8"
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The following Distribution, same, to wit: 1.
items to show, Money
a Criminal Enterprise,
Transportation, Sale of illegal controlled substances and/or Conspiracy to accomplish the
Books, records, receipts, notes, ledgers, financial institution money orders, pre-paid money cards, computer a Criminal Enterprise, Possession, Distribution, systems-both
records, cashier's checks, hardware and software, Sale of illegal controlled
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contents of computer files, and other papers relating to Money laundering, Contributing to Transportation, substances and/or Conspiracy and or records relating to the receipt and disposition of the proceeds from the distribution of illegal controlled substances.
United States Currency, financial instruments, business records, financial statements, money drafts, letters of credit, safe deposit box records and/or keys, precious metals, jewelry, titles, deeds, contracts, notes and/or papers of financial transactions relating to obtaining, transferring, laundering, concealing, or expanding of money or other items of value made or derived from trafficking in illegal controlled substances.
Telephone, address books, caller 10 boxes, telephone records indicating long distance calls, texting, voice mail, and/or numbers of individuals, manufacture and distribution papers which reflect names, addresses and/or of illegal controlled substances and/or telephone sale, businesses, and associates in the purchase, transportation,
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businesses who aid, assist or conceal the disposition controlled substances.
of monies from the trafficking
and the contents
of their memories
in police custody
the return of this warrant.
All income tax returns the accumulation
to include any and all work papers relating data necessary for income
to the preparation
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Indicia of occupancy envelopes, residences deposit
or ownership receipts,
but not limited documents,
to keys, utility or any other
bills, cancelled items in both
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8. Marijuana, Cocaine, and other illegal and/or cutting weighing and distributing controlled substances, including materials used 7. Photographs or undeveloped film of individuals, of co-conspirators property and illegal controlled suspects. substances that could reveal the identity or links between
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10. Entry into safes, lock boxes, which may contain to a Criminal substances Enterprise, Possession, Distribution,
Sale of illegal controlled
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11. All of the documentation video, jump/zip to word processing,
and records electronic
herein, whether to include
on paper, computer, not limited to PDAs,
drives, computer multimedia
hard drives and contents cards, USB thumb the drives,
of their memory. flash based the
Any solid state media storage Pima and network Sheriff's
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equipment. Department forensic digital
It is requested and/or
case detectives office be granted
the prosecutor's make forensic diskettes,
authorization hard drives,
to have a computer computer systems and
of the server,
zip and jazz drives, any optical sim cards and additional
media, backup tapes used for cell phones
media to include analysis.
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Drug Laws and Conspiracy
75 76 77 EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING OF AFFIANT
1. That I, Detective Tisch earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University in 2002. In 2003 I graduated from the Southern Arizona law Enforcement Training Center, where I was certified as a peace officer in the state of Arizona. I attended an advanced basic training program and then completed three months of "Field Training". 2. I spent three years working as a patrol officer in the San Xavier district. I was then
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reassigned to the Directed Patrol unit which focuses the efforts of both uniform and plain clothes deputies in high crime areas. During my time with this unit I received specialized training in search warrant writing, knock and talk techniques, undercover officer investigations, and drug interdiction. 3. In addition to my training set forth above, my expertise in drug trafficking, perform similar investigations. and related
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investigations has been enhanced by consulting with other law enforcement agencies that I have consulted and worked with agents of the Tucson Area (DEA). Immigration Counter Narcotics Alliance (C.N.A.), Drug Enforcement Administration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 4. I have written, executed and assisted with numerous search warrants for multiple types of crimes. I was the lead investigator of many cases mainly focusing on narcotic related crime. In 2009 I was reassigned, as a detective, to the Criminal Investigations Division, Special Investigations Unit. This unit mainly investigates continuing criminal enterprises and drug trafficking organizations.
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PROBABLE CAUSE The following summary of significant events does not include each and every fact known
concerning this investigation, only those necessary to provide probable cause for this warrant.
In January 2009, Your Affiant, Det Tisch conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Alejandro Guerena. The vehicle smelled heavily of fresh marijuana. Investigation revealed that Guerena had in his possession a semi-automatic handgun and several thousand dollars in US currency. Guerena was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon (((W); however no marijuana was discovered during the search of his vehicle. Subsequent court proceeding resulted in Guerena being found guilty on the CCW Charge.
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Further investigation after the incident revealed that Guerena had several close associates who were involved with narcotic trafficking. I was later assigned to the PCSOSpecial Investigation Unit (SIU) which investigates continuing criminal enterprises and drug trafficking organizations. PCSOSIU began investigating Guerena and his known associates, as I Your Affiant being the lead investigator. Surveillance was conducted between September, 9, 2009 and February, 23, 2010. During that time, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) members surveilled Alejandro Guerena multiple times per week and significa nt incidents were documented. Alejandro Guerena was the main focus of the surveillance operations. observed a daily routine. SIU members never
He never drives to a job location routinely, or even has a set time that he He would meet with other
leaves his house. He would drive to various locations throughout Pima County, including businesses and residences multiple times per day and stay for short amounts of time. individuals and sometimes changes locations two or three times while meeting with the same people. Your affiant has knowledge that some drug traffickers are aware that electronic communications are subject to law enforcement interception. Therefore, some drug traffickers prefer most transactions to be in person. Those violators move from meeting to meeting with other co-conspirators involved in the various aspects of the drug trafficking organization, i.e. subjects involved in supplying of the drugs; weighing; wrapping; storing the drugs; brokering the drug deal; and the buyer of the drugs. During two of these meetings, SIU followed subjects that had met with Alejandro Guerena. On September, located at .. 15, 2009 SIU Members observed Alejandro Guerena meet with multiple
individuals at three locations, a Best Buy Store, an appliance resale store and at his residence, previously S. Lemon Tree, Tucson, AZ. that departed the S.
After the meeting at his home, SIU members surveilled one of the vehicles Guerena residence. The aforementioned vehicle/occupants Bosworth Field, this residence is located several miles from the Guerena residence.
arrived at a residence located at ..
After about an hour, numerous other vehicles arrived at the aforementioned 2008 White GMC Sierra Truck, this point. SIU members surveilled the aforementioned
subject was observed removing a cardboard box from the garage and placing the box in the bed of a
the pickup truck had been one of the vehicles that
had arrived at the residence earlier. All the vehicles that had arrived at the residence earlier departed at
truck; due to a traffic violation the vehicle was
stopped. The uniform patrol deputy identified the occupants of the vehicle, the driver was identified as Ramses Caballero, and the passenger in the vehicle was Jose Guerena, brother of Alejandro. Ramses Caballero agreed to a consensual search of the vehicle. revealed that the aforementioned The search of the vehicle
cardboard box contained large commercial sized rolls of saran-type
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It is your Affiant's belief that saran-type wrap is commonly used to wrap and rewrap marijuana
for ease of transportation, and masking materials are often utilized to hide the odor of the marijuana. Upon completion of the traffic stop, SIU Surveillance Units observed the truck and its occupant's park in the Desert Diamond Casino parking lot. After about an hour, a sedan pulled up to the White GMC truck and one of the occupants from the sedan entered the truck and drove it away. The White GMC Truck was then followed by the sedan to an apartment complex, located at_'W. remained at the aforementioned sold to another unrelated person). The sedan, carrying all three men, then drove to ~. owned by Jose Rafael Celaya, Alejandro Guerena's father in-law. On September, 16, 2009 PCSDSIU surveilled Alejandro Guerena, who met with an unknown Hispanic male at a Mexican restaurant. male travel to a residence located at" property for the next two weeks. On October I, 2009 your Affiant obtained a State of Arizona Telephonic Search Warrant for the premises located at_ W. Century. The search warrant was obtained for the premises based on probable cause developed during a traffic stop of a vehicle which had just left the residence. The search revealed marijuana packaged for sale, weapons, cocaine, large rewrapping products and scales. Some of the subjects detained during the search warrant admitted that this property has been used to conceal and repackage more than 1000 pounds of marijuana recently. After the meeting, SIU Units observed the unknown Hispanic W. Century. Surveillance efforts were focused on this Oklahoma Street. The residence is Valencia RD. The truck was parked and the driver then gets back into the sedan. (It should be noted that this truck apartment complex for at least two weeks, shortly after that it was
On October 13, 2009 PCSDSIU determined that Alejandro Guerena had driven his 2010 Ford F150 "Raptor" the city.
Truck to the Phoenix, Arizona area. Guerena made several stops as he drove throughout The patrol deputy determined that Alejandro Guerena was the
Upon Guerena's return to the Tucson area, PCSD Patrol conducted a traffic stop On the Truck due to a speed violation.
driver of the "Raptor" Truck, and the passengers of the vehicle were identified as Ricardo Quintero and Ramses Caballero (Identified previously on 09/15/09 as the driver of the White GMC Sierra Truck). During the aforementioned Valley, not Phoenix. discovered. It should be noted that after the traffic stop surveillance units observed Guerena driving his wife's vehicle, a 2008 Cadillac Escalade not the Ford F-150 "Raptor", prior to this time surveillance units had observed him driving the "Raptor" constantly throughout the investigation until this point in time. It is Your Affiant's belief due to training and experience that suspects who are involved in drug trafficking are aware that law enforcement officers conduct surveillance of their residences, their businesses, and their activities. They are conscious of being followed by law enforcement officers and traffic stop, ~Iejandro Guerena stated he had come from Avra was
Guerena consented to a search of the truck, however no contraband
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are therefore difficult to follow.
Drug traffickers routinely conduct anti-surveillance driving maneuvers The utilization of intensive surveillance During a majority of our
in order to compromise law enforcement surveillance efforts.
methods can alert the suspects that their activities are being monitored and could result in a temporary cessation of their illegal activities, or a change in their methods of operation. as it seemed they were trying to lose us. surveillance we observed very erratic driving behavior. It was very difficult to stay close to the vehicles Both the White GMC Sierra Truck and the Ford F-1S0 "Raptor" were not driven by the known subjects after an encounter with law enforcement. On April 20, 2011 Detectives began surveillance of _ as well), begins following the surveillance vehicle. returns the direction it came from. S. Redwater Dr. When a surveillance attempts several evasive driving
vehicle drives in front of their residence a vehicle, belonging to Gerardo Guerena (possibly driven by him The detective techniques, but is unable to lose the tail. After approxlmatelwt t miles the vehicle does a U-turn and
Other nearby surveillance units also spotted Alejandro Guerena I know that people who participate in
driving in the area and talking on the phone. The two vehicles conducted U-turns and headed back toward their respective homes at the same approximate time. neighborhoods. criminal enterprise routinely conduct "counter surveillance" of unknown persons and vehicles in their This is a technique used by suspects to identify both law enforcement and rival criminal An enterprises, in order to protect their assets. Two days after this incident occurred, a person working at the Motor Vehicle Division ran a records query on the license plate of the surveillance vehicle. investigation is under w.,ay,regarding this query. Narcotic traffickers often Traffickers often purchase and/or use financial habits designed to minimize and hide a paper trail. title their assets in fictitious names, aliases, or in the names of of these assets by government derived from multiple
relatives, friends, associates or business entities to avoid detection exercise control over them. The following list is a compilation databases separated by individual: Alejandro Guerena- A 27 year old male. A Department
agencies. Regardless of documented ownership, the drug traffickers continue to use these assets and of information
of Economic Security (DES) record search
revealed no wage information
associated to his social security number. His family (wife and son)
appeared to be receiving DESbenefits previously in the amount of $1321 monthly until December 2010. Current data is not yet available regarding their benefits. During the surveillance of Alejandro Guerena, he was seen in a retail store waiting to pay at the cashier with a large quantity of $100 bills in his hand. Guerena was also observed usually dressed in expensive brand name clothing. Alejandro is the registered owner of four vehicles (recreational and/or trailers). Two of the
vehicles listed were a 1999 Ford and a 2005 Yamaha; the Kelly Blue Book estimated values listed are $6735.00 and $5199.00 with a total conservative value of $11934. A value could not be established, on the two remaining vehicles. It should be noted that Alejandro previously, during a law enforcement contact, stated that he is the owner of a 2010 Ford F150 "Raptor", which is registered to Jose Guerena-Ortiz (his brother). The
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MSRP is $38,995.00. Surveillance units observed Alejandro drive this vehicle numerous times. It was determined that only about $18,800.00 is owed on this vehicle. Alejandro has claimed multiple different careers in the past 2 years, during law enforcement contacts. Alejandro informed Your Affiant during the traffic stop that he was a car salesman, and that he fixes cars up and sells them. Surveillance Units never observed him working on cars. Alejandro has also claimed to operate a horse racing business. A check with the Arizona Racing Commission was conducted, no record of Alejandro possessing a horse racing license was discovered. Alejandro has also mentioned that he is currently building a ranch in Caborca, Mexico. We have no information about its location or associated cost. A check of Alejandro Guerena driver's license record issued on 12-22-2008 revealed that he had provided an address of _ W. Pajarito Street in Nogales, AZ. This address does not exist. arrest in 2002 for a
A criminal history check on Alejandro Guerena revealed a documented
narcotic drug violation; in 2003 another arrest for possession of marijuana for sale; in 2005 a possess/ use marijuana arrest in which he plead to a different charge, also in 2005 an aggravated assault-deadly weapon / dangerous instrument. In 2009 he was charged and convicted of carrying a concealed weapon. And, most recently he has a number of FTA(failure to appear) incidents. It should be noted the court proceeding disposition on all of these charges, unless mentioned, is unknown. Surveillance units established that Alejandro and his wife Pauline resided at _ holder since 2005. DES records listed the .... that Bertha Guerena resides at W. Lemon
Tree. A utilities database check of the Lemon Tree address revealed that Pauline has been the account County Assessor lists the owner of the residence as Bertha Guerena (Alejandro's mother). It is believed Redwater, Tucson, AZ.
W. Lemon Tree as their residential address. The Pima
However, statements have been made that Alejandro and his family has since moved to Jose Celaya's (Father-in·Law) residence at .. anyone currently lives there. property. W. Oklahoma. Utilities were turned off at the Lemon Tree residence in June, 2010. Utilities have been turned back on by Pauline in December, but it is unknown if Bertha Guerena, Alejandro's mother, is still listed as the owner of that
Pauline Guerena-a 30 year old female, married to Alejandro Guerena. She is the registered owner of a 2008 Dodge Charger with an estimated value of $13,750. Pauline Guerena is the owner of approximately one acre of vacant land located at _ Records have her residing at _ W. Michigan, it was purchased in February 2008 for $65,000. As previously stated, DES The DES records check revealed that Pauline has not reported income. benefits required renewal in 12/10, but updated info is not yet available).
S. Lemon Tree, and receiving $1321 per month in DESBenefits (these
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Jose Celaya" a 57 year old male, father of Pauline Guerena, Marlene Celaya, Denise Ruiz and married to Graciela Celaya. A criminal history check on Jose Celaya revealed an arrest by DEA on 11/23/1993 for Conspiracy to Possessand Distribute Cocaine. A review of the record appeared that a legal remedy for Celaya resulted in a Failure to Appear (FTA) Charge in connection with the case, disposition of the Conspiracy to Possessand Distribute Cocaine is not dear. However Celaya was convicted on the FTA Charge and sentenced to six months in prison and probation for 24 months. As of 04/12/2011, Celaya and his wife, Graciela, are the subjects of outstanding civil arrest warrants. Jose Celaya is the listed registered owner of nine cars, trucks, and/or recreational vehicles. check was conducted determining be determined. Pima County Assessor Computer database has Jose Celaya as the owner of residences located at ... W. Illinois and_ W. Oklahoma. A Jose
Kelly blue book (or similar) check was conducted on seven of the nine vehicles, and a fair market value a conservative value of 57,840.00. Two of the vehicles registered were listed as a 97 VM and a 95 WW, since the vehicle specifications were not listed, a value could not
A check of the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicle database revealed a driver's license was issued to Jose Celaya on 12/09/2003 with a listed address of'_ record shows a request that all mail go to the .... W. EI Tiro, Tucson, AZ. However, the W. Oklahoma address.
During an interview of Jose Celaya's, son" in" law, Alejandro Guerena, Alejandro stated to PCSD detectives that the Oklahoma residence is paid in full. This information has not been verified. An Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) check revealed that Jose Celaya had no reported income associated to his social security number. It appeared that Jose Celaya and/or members of his family received DESBenefits during the 1995 and 1996 time period. Jose Guerena- a 25 year old male, brother of Alejandro Guerena. A criminal History Check on Jose
Guerena revealed arrests in Pinal county for five felony counts regarding possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and misconduct involving weapons, however no felony convictions were annotated on the record. In 2009, Jose Guerena was a person of interest in A Immigration Customs Enforcement (I.CE.) investigation involving Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana. As previously mentioned Jose Guerena was the passenger in the truck stopped containing the large rolls of saran-type wrap. Jose Guerena is the listed registered owner of six vehicles, (to include recreational and a large diesel vehicle). An estimated, conservative value was completed on five of the six registered vehicles as with a total of $105,385. The registered 1996 Diesel vehicle did not have listed specifications, therefore a value could not be determined. It should be noted that the aforementioned truck's owner. 2010 Ford F150 "Raptor" is registered to him;
however as stated previously, his brother Alejandro Guerena drove this vehicle and stated that he is the
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A DES check revealed that Jose Guerena is employed by ASARCOLLC and income verification was completed. Jose earns about $41000.00 per year before taxes. Redwater, which he and his wife Vanessa Guerena own.
Jose Guerena resides at..-.,s.
a 31 year old female who is the daughter of Jose Celaya. A DESCheck revealed that Denise
earned $3214 in 2009 and no reported income in 2010. She receives approximately $1620 per month in
A Criminal History Check
Ruiz (Celaya) met with negative results. However, it should
be noted that her ex-husband, Francisco Ruiz, and a listed co-defendant Saul Celaya, a relative of was arrested on felony marijuana charges in January 2009. ••• aforementioned ~ Guerena. marijuana. Ruiz (Celaya)'s current boyfriend, identified as Rudolph Rodriguez, has been arrested for cases. was also a part of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation involving Jose She was the listed utility holder of a house used to stash several hundred pounds of Numerous weapons and paraphernalia were also located at that house.
possessing over 2000 pounds of marijuana in the year, 2000. The final disposition is unknown for both
Saul Celaya- a 31 year old male, believed to be the nephew of Jose Celaya. DES reports Saul earned $22,607.11 in 2009 and $5,731.17 in 2010. Saul is the listed registered owner of two vehicles, however their value could not be determined at this time. A Criminal History Check on 5aul Celaya revealed a felony arrest and conviction for possession of marijuana for sale, Celaya received 2 years of probation. defendant with As previously mentioned, Celaya was the co-
Miguel Rodriguez- a 38 year old male who is married to Graciela Rodriguez, daughter of Jose Celaya. DES reports that Miguel is employed by DIRECTVand his earnings for 2008 and 2009 were $25,781.11 and $32,443.99 respectively. Miguel Rodriguez is the listed registered owner of three vehicles. determined at this time. A Criminal History Check on Miguel Rodriguez revealed that he was arrested for transportation of marijuana, a felony charge, in 1993. Prosecution on the matter is unknown. probation. He was also arrested for possession of marijuana for sale in 2002. He was found guilty and served 120 days in jail and 3 years of He has also had multiple "failure to appear" arrests for misdemeanor charges. A Kelly Blue Book Check
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resulted in the conservative value of two vehicles are $33,579. A check of the third vehicle could not be
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Celaya- a 23 year old female and daughter of Jose Celaya. She resides at the residence located
at" W. Oklahoma. DESreports wages of 13,992. 00 for the first, second and third quarter of 2009.
No reported income since the third quarter of 2009. Marlene had income in the amount of 22,627.50 for the entire year of 2008, and 18,180.88 for the entire year of 2007. Celaya is the registered owner of three 3 vehicles, one of which is a 2008 Cadillac Escalade. A Kelly Blue Book review of the three vehicles resulted in a total conservative value of $50,599. A Criminal History Check on
&2 Celaya, met with negative results.
Gerardo Guerena- a 23 year old male, brother of Alejandro Guerena. DES reports that Gerardo has no reported income, but has applied for benefits in the past. however. He has five vehicles registereddo He is not currently receiving any benefits Gerardo has him, with a conservative value of $22,874.
multiple arrests for marijuana and paraphernalia, but misdemeanor class only. Gerardo is the owner of the vehicle that followed the surveillance vehicle away from the Redwater addressfor 11 miles. A review of the properties owned by the aforementioned subjects: Oklahoma, this is the primary residence of Jose cellaalya •.
Later in the the day.
this is where most of the people involved would arrive and leave throughout
Most people leaving or returning to this location were coming from other, related, nearby residences. This house is owned by Jose Celaya and Graciela Celaya. Estimated Value $ 211,357. W. Illinois, This property is owned by Jose Celaya. Numerous vehicles involved in the investigation
travel to and from this location multiple times per day. Estimated Value $ 66,911.
Tree, this was the primary residence of Alejandro Guerena. His mother Bertha Guerena It is believed to be vacant at this point. Utilities were turned off in June This was the main residence of activity in the
is the owner of this property. beginning of the investigation. Oklahoma property.
2010 and then turned back on in December 2010.
It is unknown why Alejandro moved his family from this location to the
Estimated Value $104,359. S. Redwater, this property is owned by Jose and Vanessa Guerena. Vehicles belonging to Gerardo,
Jose, and Bertha Guerena have been located at this property. Estimated Value $105,776. It should be noted that a review of the aforementioned of the 32 vehicles, at a conservative cost of $5000 per year. list of subjects registered vehicles
places a conservative total value at $344,476.00. This is not to include the annual upkeep and insurance
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Two other investigations have also suggested that some of these people are directly involved with the distribution of marijuana. The first case occurred in April 2009. narcotics-related activity. ICE agents survielled a grocery store parking lot for
They saw a vehicle, believed to be loaded with marijuana, arrive and get
dropped off. Two other males walked over to the vehicle and got in. They drove it to a house on south Sunset road. ICEagents were granted a search warrant based on their observations. Over 1000 pounds of marijuana were discovered at that location as well as weapons and paraphernalia used to distribute marijuana. The suspects, who left the marijuana at the stash house, were followed to" W. East Arrow. They were ultimately arrested there. Jose Guerena was also at that residence when I.CE. agents moved in to make arrests. He was very uncooperative with the agents on scene. Surveillance efforts on our behalf also located this residence prior to knowledge of this incident. Jose Guerena at this location multiple times. were not indicted in the aforementioned case. The second case relating to this group of subjects occurred in April 10 2011. The "caretaker" property. arrived He disconnected the phone call and gave no other information. on scene they located a small pool of blood and a substantial The detectives on scene reported that the amount of We observed Alejandro Guerena driving to this location multiple times for short visits. We also observed vehicles belonging to As a result of the I.CE. investigation two males were Alejandro arrested, plead guilty, and are currently awaiting sentencing.
Guerena and Jose Guerena
W. Illinois called Jose Celaya, the property owner, and told him there were armed men on the When Sheriff's Deputies amount of marijuana equate to
of wrap would
1 ton of marijuana. The person who was reportedly injured at that location has still not
been found and their status is unknown.
In summary, this group of individuals has been surveilled for a six month period, and certain facts about their behavior have been established. There is no pattern to suggest that a legitimate work routine exists. No one ever went to a place of business and stayed for any significant amount of time. With the exception of Miguel Rodriguez, who works for Direct TV, no one was ever seen wearing a work uniform. Department of Economic Security reports, for the most part, that these individuals do not have the income to support their assets. Some are receiving benefits as well. Their arrest histories suggest a pattern of narcotic related crime. Seven of the nine individuals outlined have a criminal arrest in their
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past. Five of the nine have been arrested for narcotic related crime. Four of those five have felony drug arrests. During the StU surveillance concerning the aforementioned handling or even in the proximity of narcotics. transportation subjects, they were not observed has outsourced marijuana
in the past, as outlined in the I.CE. case. The risk of law enforcement detection is less
likely if your personnel are not directly in contact with the contraband items that you transport. Many of the assets, such as vehicles and homes, are registered under family member's names; and multiple times the addresses given for these registrations are not accurate. This is an asset protection technique. Suspects believe if law enforcement cannot directly connect an asset to a person, then it is not subject to seizure. For the above stated reasons, I believe that these individuals operate a mid-level drug trafficking organization in the Tucson area. That based on the above facts, Your affiant request that this affidavit incorporated into the warrant, and that a search warrant be considered and listed in
be issued for the properties
Attachment "An and vehicles listed in Attachment "B" for the seizure of said evidence.
Detective Alex Tisch Pima County Sheriff's Department
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SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN before me this
day of May 2011.
PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE STATE OF ARIZONA
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Approximately 1.7 acres of property surrounded by an approximate 5 foot high chain link/block fence. The entrance is at the end of the easement, running north off Illinois. The main structure is immediately to the right of the entry gate. It is a single story residence under construction. The house is beige stucco with the front door facing west. A car port is on the west side of the structure. There is a duplex directly north of the main gate. It is white in color, concrete block with the front doors facing south. A car port is on the east side of the duplex. Approximately 2/3'5 of the way east on the property is a sub fence that goes north and south. On the north east quad of the property is another cement block structure with the door facing south. On the south side of the property is a block wall with a pass through to the property to the south east of the residence under construction.
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tan in color. The residence is
A single family residence, wood frame stucco coated exterior, single story. The front door faces southeast. right of the front door. The property Oakbank. The numbers'" An attached
two car garage is positioned to the corner of Redwater and
resides on the northwest
are affixed to the house.
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A red block, single story structure. The mail box, with it, is on the south side of Oklahoma across from the driveway. The drive goes past two residences, one on the east and one on the west of the driveway. The front door faces south. An off white double gal'age door faces east. The garage is attached to the southeast side of the residence. There is a patio roof on the north side of the house. Residence has a red tile roof with a satellite dish on the south west corner: The property has a chain link fence dividing it from the neighboring properties. On the north edge of the property is a horse corral with a tack shed. There is a training ring in the center of the north yard. There are entry doors to the south and east.
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The residence is beigc stucco. The front door and two cal' garage door face west. The propc,·ty is sur.-ounded by a five foot block wall with a double wood gate facing west on the south side of the garage. On the north side of the guage under a light are the numbers'_. The front entrance to the residence is 011 the north side of the residence facing west. The black mail box has small numbers _ 011 the front of it and sits by the road on the south side of the property.