Gems and jewelry stolen during last year's Gem and Mineral Show have been recovered, police announced today.
According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, an unrelated investigation led detectives to the discovery of the gems, which were stolen Feb. 7, 2012, from a trailer at the Motel 6, located at 1031 East Benson Highway.
Police say detectives served a search warrant for a residence in the 5000 block of East Whispering Sage on Jan. 17 and found a large number of the stolen gems and jewelry, which were returned to the victims the following day.
A second search warrant was served at a residence at 31 N. Los Reales Road on Tuesday with the assistance of the TPD SWAT Team. Police say they found 30 to 40 more gem stones, which they believe to be related to the Feb. 7 theft.
The release said police also found four handguns, three rifles, a shotgun, over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, over 100 grams of cocaine, a pound and a half of marijuana, and evidence of narcotics trafficking.
So far, no arrests have been made and the investigation continues.
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