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Hundreds of pounds of pot found in Phoenix home

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Martin Carrillo; Osiris Rodriuguez-Luna Martin Carrillo; Osiris Rodriuguez-Luna

Several law enforcement agencies were called to a home near 69th Avenue and Osborn Wednesday and we're hearing that they found hundreds of pounds of marijuana.

500 pounds of pot were found in a home near 69th Avenue and Osborn Wednesday after several law enforcement agencies were called to the scene.

Police arrested 47-year-old Martin Carrillo and 27-year-old Osiris Rodriguez-Luna at the home.

The state gang task force originally arrested several people, but neighbors were really concerned that the home is across the street from a park any many children walk past the house daily.

The bales of marijuana were found in a car's trunk in the garage.

Police say the amount of marijuana found could equate to a street value of over $100,000.

The task force executed a search warrant after receiving tips and putting the house under surveillance. It didn't take them long to realize something illegal was going on.

Authorities say it's a very good thing that no one was hurt with all the violence associated with drug dealing.

"You can literally is right across the street from where children are playing..this is a significant drug dealer. These are the types of places drug dealers target when they  find out that there's a significant amount of drugs and houses.  We've all heard about the home invasions, drive-by shootings..and it's right next to a school -- pretty significant," said Sgt. Dave Nilson of the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM).

It's not known how long the home was operating as a drug house.  Some of the neighbors who talked to FOX 10 off-camera stated that they didn't really notice anything suspicious as far as a lot of activity -- people coming and going.

But someone did -- and they alerted the state gang task force.

Carrillo was charged with transportation of marijuana for sale, possession, use and sale of marijuana in a drug free school zone, sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and money laundering.

Rodriuguez-Luna was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Video: FOX 10's Marc Martinez reports.

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